Love Is A Verb
(as well as a noun.)
The word 'love' is both a noun and a verb. You can give love or receive love. This is the noun context - naming the item concerned. You can love some-one (including yourself) or something. This is the verb context - the act of loving.
Now I don't claim to be an expert on the subject of love, but there are some things that I have noticed about love over the years. The first, and probably most important, of these is that the more loving a person is and the more they are able to accept others without judgement,  the more love will come to them and manifest itself in their life. Or, to put it another way, the more you love your world as it is, the more it will love you.
The next thing I have noticed about love is that when conditions are placed upon it, it tends to recede or retreat, sometimes at a great rate of knots. The measure of how loving a person is has to do as much with how freely they receive love as how they give it.
Thirdly, love is like respect in that it can only be earned, never demanded. When you order some-one to love something, you are more likely to bring about the opposite effect. Almost all of the most lovable people I know are a little surprised when confronted with evidence of  just how much others love them. They are usually so busy loving othersand loving life that it almost never occurrs to them that others might love them.
What this indicates to me is that the more you love (the verb), the more you are likely to find love (the noun) coming into your life.
Love itself is scientifically unmeasureable, but its effects can be measured - such things as increased bloodflow, hormone production, improved health, greater alertness and energy and a host of other effects. These things can be seen all around us every day if we but look for them. 
The Christian religions tell us that God IS Love. I do not KNOW if this true or not (although I do have my own thoughts on the matter). Let us assume for the moment that it is true. Then we have the term 'making love' used as a supposedly more acceptable euphemism for sexual intercourse. Love IS. It already exists. You can give love, receive love, have love, feel love, want love, see the effects of love, see love happening even, but if God IS love, how do we 'make' God? Perhaps we need to examine our ideas of love.  

Love 2.
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