Love is the sharing of one’s self with another person. It is a group of basic behaviors and feelings characterized by emotional intimacy, emotional commitment, passion, and loyalty. It often involves reciprocity, proximity, trust, attraction, caring, and affection. Love can vary tremendously in intensity and may vary significantly over time.
Self-love is not the same as romantic love or sexual desire. Self-love is an essential aspect of spiritual love and commitment and is described as an attitude whereby you value and respect yourself for who you are. It is the positive attitude that you have regarding yourself that forms the basis for your personal relationships, your sense of self worth, your feelings about yourself, and your level of personal satisfaction and happiness.
Love is the very basis of the human need to express affection. If you are lacking in this daily beast, then you are devoid of love. If you do not have love in your heart, then you are most likely living in fear and depression or in some deep pain. Living in constant fear and pain will decrease your daily ability to feel love and will prevent you from experiencing true love. And the more you try to avoid expressing your affection, the more you feel unloved and rejected by others.
Love is also a source of great spiritual joy. When you are in love you are filled with a tremendous amount of passion, enthusiasm, and vitality. There is so much love in our lives and yet so little time, so little energy, etc. It is easy to become disconnected from our inner passions, our inner feeling of passionate attachment to another person. It is easy to feel trapped in our daily life with the weight of the world and all of its demands upon our time, energy, money, etc., but if we choose to connect with our inner passions and feelings of deep affection for another person, then we can find the peace that comes from being fully present with another person and totally accepting their uniqueness and their gifts without resentment or judgment.
Being in romantic love is one of the greatest feelings in the world, but being in love is just one part of being in love. In fact, loving another person is only one aspect of our overall relationship with God. We must learn to be completely and totally open to our feelings for another person in order to fully experience the feelings of love for all people. When we are fully present with our feelings for another person, then our complete and utter joy and happiness in life can become a part of our reality and we will find that living in love is no longer a luxury or something to be desired, but rather a necessity.
In the book “cultivated beauty,” Julia Cameron describes the way that we use the law of attraction in our everyday lives and how this can actually become a hindrance to our success in our romantic relationships. It teaches us that when we focus on what we don’t have, we often miss out on the things that we do have. So if you truly desire to attract into your life a mate whom you will love and spend the rest of your life with, then it becomes very important to learn about how to use the law of attraction. The most important thing is to remember that you do have the ability to attract what you want to attract. It is not a mystery.
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