Love, in my opinion, is the opposite of fear.
Pretty close, Frank Apisa. In this definition, it has the advantage of encompassing the reproductive attraction between sexes; rather includes indescript but concrete feelings of friendship, acceptance, compassion. Feelings of an universal nature, beneficial to all.
Fear paralyzes the way to this. Fear builds self-satisfied but empty ego's. Also see my reflections in the nihilism thread on the overly developed Western notion of the Ego -- blocking true love.
Mark every word: Mahatma Gandhi: "The first lesson one must learn is to forget oneself, to give out in love all that is possible from within yourself, and it shall be returned to you.
These things that Christ spoke about, and all the great teachers, all the great philosophers down through the ages, was that man should forget himself, so that in return he might find himself."