On The Subject Of Love
The subject of love is a very fascinating topic for me, and it is one of the things that I love to talk about the most. In fact, being in love and loving something or someone is a top priority to me in my life. I love so much that I try to add love to every little thing that I do including work, play and of course, personal life.
I was reading about love and I came across this article on philosiblog.com and I think it is one of the best things I have read in the past week. It simply reinforces and expands on Lao Tzu’s famous quote that being loved by someone gives you strength while loving somebody gives you courage.
Do you agree?
Here are my favourite paragraphs from this article, please have a read and tell me what you think in the comments below!
Love can be out-going (love from you to another person) and love can be inbound (love from another person to you). Each of these types of love has their own characteristics, and each of them smile on us in a different manner.
In the case of love inbound, it gives you strength. You know someone loves you, and you are able to handle tougher situations, be more energetic in your life and move the unmovable. This is because with this love, all things are possible.
In the case of love out-going, it gives you courage. You know your love for someone will sustain you and can help you face danger, deal with threatening situations, and sustain yourself against impossible odds. This is because with this love, you are emboldened and confident.
This can be romantic love, familial love or any other kind of love. It doesn’t have to be the most intense love ever, it can be a candle flame rather than a bonfire.
Love is one of the most powerful forces on this planet. Understand it, harness it and build on it. Love with honesty and integrity, and provide the world with your example.
As before, it can be romantic, familial or other kinds of love, and can be of any level of intensity.
Take a moment and consider each person on the first part of the list. How does their love for you support you and help you be strong? Are there any particular situations where this is more obvious or more appropriate? Jot down a few words about this next to each person.