Looking For Love

Looking For Love

It has been said that “Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.” “Where there is love there is life.” “It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and is forever faithful to what it finds, and that there is always some degree of madness when it comes to love.”

Aristotle put it this way: “We are inclined to love those who are agreeable and not quarrelsome, as well as toward those whom we admire and those by whom we wish to be admired.”

Plato said, “Love is born into every human being; it calls back the halves of our original nature together; it tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature. Each of us, then, is a ‘matching half’ of a human whole… and each of us is always seeking the half that matches him.”

No matter how you or anyone else expresses it, love is without a doubt the greatest gift to mankind, and as uncanny as it may seem, our modern view of love is evoked in profound, moving, and wistful accounts of its magnificent power.

Even in today’s world, humans still insist on looking for satisfaction in things that can’t possibly provide real or lasting fulfillment. A life devoted to any of these unfulfilling goals becomes trite, miserable, and empty. We are like aliens here in this world; pilgrims on the way to a supernatural destination in our desire to seek worldly things, all while we are doomed bearing but a kernel of the infinite within us. We were made in the image of God, and, likely, our earthly desires can only be satisfied by the infinite nature of God. The wounds of our nature are the existential condition, which no science can answer or resolve while we teeter on the brink of anxiety, suspicion, and despair.

True love is not discovered all of a sudden or at first sight, but rather it’s the product of immense work, constant attention, and sacrifice over a long period. Only then can there be the existence of soulmates that fall in love while enjoying talking and spending time together. 

We fall in love with someone when we get to know them and feel a mutual connection and understanding between two lovers. And yes, love can flourish without always enacting physical contact because, after all, love is an expression of our core and its manifestation should not be limited to physical contact with the beloved.

The greatest philosophers of all time paved the way for our thinking and allowed us to ask ourselves questions in ways we may never have thought to. They left us with guiding principles for the way we present ourselves in society, poetry, education, math, science, and many other ways in which we inquire more about the world.

Love is like a river
A neverending stream shared by another
To answer another’s dream.
True love says
Come a little closer to the everlasting shores of endearment

Give your all to love and obey your heart because true love is never blind, and can only be seen through the sweet philosophy and loving wisdom of affection.

Blessings my dear friends,

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  • Drake

    Love this Drake!!

  • Aubrey Tyler

    True love takes work but so worth it. What Aubrey was trying to say on the other post is that she has always loved horses. When younger she had a lot of horse toys and watched the show Spirit”. When we was 8 years old went to a horse camp and that is when she first rode one. She is taking lessons now and horses give her peace and confidence. She hopes to own one herself someday. They are an animal you can train to ride and be close to them .

  • Carol Tyler

    During our lives love takes on different ways . When young it’s more physical touch and receiving gifts. As we age it’s quality time, helping someone as they age and kind words. The nonsense we sometimes did when we were young is not there- they live you for who you are. It’s much easier.

  • Naomi

    What a wonderful way to interpret the great gift of love ❣️as I have gotten older, I realize the importance of love , the simple but complex ways to love and God’s gift of love in the truest form. Kudos to Aristotle and Plato! It would be great if we could remain in the innocent and unconditional state of mind of our youth. Life gets in the way , time passes and then we realize we actually love as we always did! We just have matured and have learned to appreciate the simple joys of love in its magnificence.

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