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,