Thursday, September 21, 2017

What is Love?


Ancient Greeks defined love as “the madness of the gods.”  Psychologists define it as it the strong desire for emotional union with another person.  But what, actually, is love?  Shakespeare said, “Love is blind and lovers cannot see.”  Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

But love is not only romantic notions between two people. Love is a feeling that expands within your soul. I love what I am doing means I get great joy from something.  But joy and love are not the same. Joy means to have great pleasure and happiness. Love isn’t always pleasurable and happy. Loves often is sacrifice and a lot of hard work. We must give to receive. The most important love is the one we give to ourselves. So let’s get started by focusing on loving ourselves today body, mind and soul.


Don’t confuse love with simple expressions like I love chocolate; you don’t love chocolate. You enjoy it’s taste and because you enjoy it you eat it and before you know it’s gone. True love is always present because it is based upon compassion and understanding. It is based upon trust and respect and requires compromise and a lot of work. The work is not always joyful nor does it always bring you happiness’ as any mother or father can contest. Love can be blind, but it also can build strong bonds that lead to happiness and joy. Be the love you seek.
Doctor Lynn

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