Love has many forms. Sometimes the forms are human. Sometimes they are animals. Sometimes they are Divine. The forms of the Beloved are endless. The nature of love is one of attraction, a feeling of intense desire. And the desire of love is unity. The desire of love is to be whole, to be complete - for lover and Beloved to be united.
There is physical love, psychic love, and spiritual love. When you feel love in your life, you feel fulfilled, connected. When there is a lack of love in your life, loneliness, sorrow and unhappiness comes. Naturally in this physical universe there are limitations. When love is directed towards another person, the love can result in deep attraction - physical attraction, psychic attraction.
But, also all things in form are temporary and so situations and circumstances change, and that love may fall away. You may find that your interest varies, or you may find that due to circumstance you are separated from the one you love and this causes you pain. Love in the spiritual sphere for the Divine, for Paramapurusha, is love for the Source - the Source that you experience in physical form. If that love becomes translated into the love of a physical guru, a physical teacher, again there is form and forms change.
The spirit of love, whether it be for a person, a guru, or the infinite Brahma - the spirit of love is unchanging. You may find it in one form, in another, in another, but where it really resides is in your own heart, in your own spirit. The love which is universal, which is truth, resides within you and it is that love that you find in your own heart. Not that it is a selfish love just for yourself, but it is a love for all life, including yours; a love for all existence, including yours.
That love is universal. It doesn't change with time. It doesn't have any particular form. It has all forms. That universal source, that universal love is eternal, omniscient. It is the very nature of the infinite. And that nature of the infinite is the nature of your own soul.
So love, true love, is your own nature. And when you feel disconnected from love, you feel disconnected from your soul, from your own nature, and that breeds pain in the heart. That breeds sorrow. What to do at those times in life where either you feel the pain of loneliness and disconnection, or you feel the restlessness in the mind, or you feel the simple numbness where there is no connection but you are simply numb going about your life doing, doing, doing?
When you take a breath is that connection there? When you feel that love in you, that connectedness, that wholeness, then you are close to Paramapurusha, you are close to the Divinity, and you are close to your own soul. As you allow yourself to sink deeper into that love, you sink deeper into your soul, and images and forms of masters or light or nature may come in your mind. Forms come and go but the Beloved is one always alive in your own heart, in your soul. No matter the loses in your life, that Beloved cannot be lost because that Beloved is your own nature connected to you in your own deepest self.
When you feel the disconnection, when you feel yourself in the desert of spirit stuck in the thickness of the world, then sorrow and loneliness can breed. But these are transitory feelings that play out when there is a severance between you and your Beloved. When you are close then the love flows, and you feel the sense of grace. You feel the sense of connection. You feel the harmony. And when that happens you feel the energy in your body flowing; in your mind the prana flows. The nature of love is a deep and vast ocean of infinite being, the indwelling Self, the eternal nature of all that is.