Love is just love, in any form it takes. It relishes the opportunity to experience itself in a unique way between any two people, and it is exponential. It's not like you have one hundred units of love and must be mindful of how to distribute them. It is infinite. In fact, the more you love, the more love you have. Because Love just Is, independently of proximal presence. Love is not needy.
"Non-attachment brings to your loving a quality of universality, in which the object of love is not anymore the cause of it. The source of any form of love is inside you, and you don’t depend on anyone (in particular) to be able to express it," says Raffaello Manacorda, in his article, "Why non-attachment is one of the keys to a happy life and relationship," which was published on the Elephant Journal. It's a good read.
"I love this growing mentality of free love, viewing relationships in a linear form rather than in a hierchical way," continued my friend.
Many may make the mistake of interpreting this as a licence for promiscuity, but not at all: it is about discovering that you can be in love and share intimate relations with many people, even without physical intimacy or sex, in a world where love is misconstrued.
The most important factors, always, are authenticity and transparency. Everything falls into place automatically, when relations evolve from a shared reality and love expression that feels good for everyone.
This requires complete vulnerability, which is at the same time your source of power. By honouring your truth and not being afraid to say "I love you" first, you are accepting and loving yourself completely so you can completely love another in a way that is completely free.
Love is divine power, and loving allows you to experience the godliness in you and others - it is conscious relationship, untainted by fear.