Love can be identified by its own unique characteristics. A desire that doesn't have these characteristics, is not love. Love is unchangeable, and external factors cannot affect it in a positive or negative way. For example, a relationship that is positively or negatively affected by the presence or absence of wealth is not based on love. Love is irreversible. Hence, those who have reached a loving relationship will never turn their backs to the beloved; likewise, the relationship of those who have turned their backs to the beloved could not have been built on love.
Love is grounded in knowledge; love and knowledge are intertwined. The lover knows the beloved. If one day, someone said, “ I made a mistake falling in love.” they haven't truly and wholeheartedly experienced love. All such regrets and hesitations have no place in love; these concerns take place solely before one would reach true love in a relationship.
Love is accompanied by constant recollection. A lover cannot be forgetful and oblivious of the beloved’s remembrance, even for a second.
Love holds the reigns of the heart (the ruler of being); hence, it dominates the entirety of existence. The lover’s sight, hearing, and speech altogether, have the color of love. Love is like a flame and not only does it not dim, but it burns ever hotter and brighter as time passes.
By: Seyed Alireza Mousavi