Thursday, July 24, 2008


Definition of Love

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy investigating principles of reality transcending those of any particular science. Cosmology and ontology are traditional branches of metaphysics. It is concerned with explaining the ultimate nature of being and the world.
The way toward health is simplicity itself. It is the natural, easiest way to behave, yet this natural mental behavior is often quite difficult for the intellect to understand, since the intellect is apt to enjoy playing with complications and solving problems. Therefore, to the intellect it often seems ludicrous to imagine that the answer to a question lies within the question itself....It is perfectly fine to make plans for the future, yet each individual should live day by day, without worrying about the outcome of those plans. The physical body can only react in present moment. Worrying about future events, or dwelling upon past unfavorable situations, only confuses the body’s mechanisms, and undermines their precise activity in the present moment."

Love is a biological necessity, a force operating to one degree or another in all biological life. Without love there is no physical commitment to life, no psychic hold. Love exists whether or not it is sexually expressed, though it is natural for... love to seek expression. Love implies loyalty. It implies commitment.

To love someone, you must appreciate how that person differs from yourself and from others. You must hold that person in mind so that to some extent love is a kind of meditation - a loving focus upon another individual. Once you experience that kind of love you can translate it into other terms. The love spreads out, expands, so that you can then see others in love's light. Love is naturally creative and explorative - that is, you want to creatively explore the aspects of the beloved one. Even characteristics that would otherwise appear as faults attain a certain loving significance. They are accepted - seen, and yet they make no difference. Because they are still attributes of the beloved one, even the seeming faults are redeemed. The beloved attains prominence over all others.
So, we start by loving ourselves and understanding that we are valid beings, not to be humiliated or put down. Then we can expand that idea to include others, offering them the same understanding that we allow ourselves. We can rejoice in the unique nature of each individual, and value their differences without judgement. We may start with one special, chosen 'loved one', and develop a deep, long lasting relationship where all aspects of love are experienced. But love is not restricted, it has no boundaries and cannot be confined by our limited concepts of institutionalised relationships."

1 comment:

aspicco said...

The third and fourth paragraphs posted here are from The Nature of The Psyche by Jane Roberts, (A Seth Book).

Please either cite your sources or remove the text.