The satisfaction of love is not in the feeling itself but in the joy that feeling brings. Love brings happiness, joy, bliss. Love is not the ultimate. Bliss is the ultimate. Bliss is the essential attribute of the Self, of God.
Joy is sometimes activated by an outside condition, but joy or bliss is not subject to any conditions. We feel satisfaction in the fulfillment of a desire, but joy is not created by those conditions. The fulfillment simply releases the reservoir of joy within. Joy is the eternal, original state of the Self. There could be no love without joy.
Love is God’s power of attraction and grace. In creation, in the pairs of opposites, there is a force of repulsion, a force of materialization. That force is opposed by God’s power that harmonizes and unites. It is grace and attraction that bring us back to our Self, back to God, back to unity. The force of love opposes differentiation, duality and delusion. The power of realization, of love, moves us toward bliss, the essential attribute of the Self.
In relationships, we seek love with a partner, with a family, with friends. That love draws us powerfully because it is a shadow of divine love. But those relationships pale in comparison to God’s love and the bliss that lies in the Self.