Originally Posted by Adam
The most simple description that I can come up with is that Love is relationships which increase Joy.
I think Love is the act of granting freedom to the loved person to be exactly as he is, and exactly as he is not. In that context, Joy might look a little different than you normally expect it to.
(I mean for the words "granting freedom" to signify only what happens in my heart -- surrender -- and not the more mundane definition that conjures power over that person.)
Adam, your intentions of peace and love come across pretty clearly in your endeavors on these boards, and it's not easy, is it?!