Love is the micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being. It’s deeply wired and blossoms virtually anytime two or more people, even strangers, connect over a shared positive emotion – be it mild or strong.
This back-and-forth reverberation of positive energy sustains itself until the momentary connection wanes, which is the inevitable nature of emotions. Because love is not lasting, it is forever renewable. It is also conditional, which is a good thing, as it means love can be found countless times each day.
Ordinary positive emotions don’t resonate like this. The difference is in the connection. Within micro-moments of love your own positivity, warmth and openness evoke and is simultaneously evoked by the warmth and openness emanating from the other person. These are powerful, energizing experiences.
The best part is that our body was designed to harness this power, to live off it. How awesome is that? In Love 2.0, Barbara Fredrickson refers to this micro-moment of connection as positivity resonance. Yes it sounds a bit sciency, but I like it.