Love brings us to many things. In fact, as ugliness is a derivation of beauty, so is hate a form of love. It is attachment where focus, in one form or another, (be it “true” or not,) is centered on another, and a desire to understand this focus takes place. This attachment is very powerful, and since control is inherently given up in such a state, it is very powerful in molding the motivation of a person. Love, then easily transmutes into different forms. (Thus why the border between passion and obsession is so delicate.)
As hate and anger direct one in a positive manner, (directs you to work towards creating something,) love often directs in a negative manner, for it stipulates behavior and leads to, often, the desire to control and destroy.
Therefore, love that is regulated by positive motivation, such as standards, is much more stable. Creating love versus the desire to gain it is a way to achieve it in the traditional sense. One must keep in mind, though, that love being created is sometimes like painting with frozen oil paints… it’s hard work, takes energy, and is easily messed up and destroyed. So the desire for the creation of love must at one point be mutual.
However, we should not overlook the power of negative motivation either. “Loving thy enemy” is perhaps indeed a powerful weapon. The best way to hate is to love in a passionate way. It makes the existence of the attacker much more personal, and ultimately, love is more fluid in its transmutation, so Nature is given some credit even in control.
Love is also a powerful tool in social interactions. All forms of love have their place, providing they are controlled. Love directs our lives in equal proportion to our hate and anger.
Everything we do and say comes from love and hate. The two are inseparable as well. As a love of talk breeds, comes from, or is at one with the hatred of loneliness. So realizing this duality and ascending it would equate to learn and grow. These two are perhaps one of the most basic platforms from which the Conflict-Victory-Conflict chain raises.
It could also be said that the basis beneath religion and Spirituality that subconsciously separate them is that, due to the oneness of love and hate. The zealots call it devotion, while the agnostics call it delusion. (Yet both are aware of the latter picture—they have just grown from different soils.)
The Seekers are driven by positive, central motivation, while the zealots are driven by negative, selfless motivation. Which makes sense, because both of these powerful forces are perhaps the purest examples of Yin-Yang, and thus are intertwined with Yin-Yang Motivation. This but not that, (or not this but that,) and so comes action.