Im pete, so im new to i power, and id like to just say first of all that i love the idea and energy of this site, its a nice place to learn and unite =] oh snaps i rhymed =D
So i wanted to start my first discussion with something im sure all of us went through or will go through at some point, My topic is "Love" (romantic love that is) What is it? Why does it have so much power over us? Is it even real or is it just an illusion to reproduce?
I was dating this girl for 2 years, we were madly in love and i was sure that nothing could of stopped us, but sadly enough we broke up a few months ago, i was so disappointed that our love didn't last that i became very upset. =( But during this process of pain and suffering, ive came to question the very system of love. Can love last forever? Is it even possible? Eternal love? or do we have to inevitably go through many relationships to search for something that may not even exist. So many people are breaking up and getting divorced now and days, and i feel like there is no hope for true love. I'm beginning to feel as though this is the reality of life and that love is just a game in the end. Do we as humans have to learn to accept this grim idea ? Or is the idea of eternal love truly out there waiting to be found. What is love..
I think love is a very difficult thing. With that, I think it is important to remember that the beginning of relationships and even awhile into them it is still new and exciting. I personally believe that it takes a long time to become fully comfortable with each other. Love needs to grow with the relationship and both parties need to allow the roots to interweave in both of your lives. Or else it just wont work.
you have to love yourself, then there is the posibility to love others. Most people forget about that and thats why there are so many divorces. The new time gives also new behaviours and options for people, look at the social structures today and and in 1930 for example. (the emancipation of the woman, the change of the fatherfigure etc.)
All these things are changing our live and how we act, so there are always ascendancies.
But in the end I think love is and will ever be infinte.
yah no its exciting to see everybody having such positive beliefs of eternal love, it goes to show how much people need love in their lives, no matter how many obstacles we face. Keep the love going everyone! =]
I believe love is an action, not an emotion. Emotions are fleeting but love arises and thrives out of choice. Unfortunately, many people confuse lust and infatuation with love, which leads to the pain and suffering you describe :P
Love is more than attraction, more than affection, more than lust and more than infatuation.
Attraction comes and goes, but love does not. Love is given. When I say "love arises" I mean it not in the way that an emotion like anger, sadness or joy arises, but rather in the way a building rises through construction by workers.
The example you give of parental love is a funny one, because it is indeed not based on emotions, but I wonder what kind of answer you would get if you asked a parent why they love their child?
i believe that if you meet someone completely perfect for you ( which is rare =/ ) its alot easier to be in love forever, than if say your with a person that has many things that you don't like about them, i guess i believe its all a matter of chance of bumping into that special someone, theres many people out there and certain people are meant for certain people, and the chances of finding " a needle in a hay stack" or " your prize fish in the sea" is of course very difficult. I suppose that is why there are so many break ups and divorces, the people who are in the break ups are simply not the perfect match, so the whole break up system is invented so that we could go on and continue our quest for this eternal love we all seek.
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