The word “Love” is one of the most meaningful words in the English Language. It is so meaningful that our culture celebrates Valentine’s Day in order to show one’s love and appreciation for another. Since mankind has never seemed to have been one hundred percent on the same page when it comes to expressing their emotions, the world at large is in a state of flux when it comes to love. The ideas of love have been around for thousands of years. In ancient Greece it was thought that love was the driving force behind the phenomena of the universe.
In other ancient cultures, love was thought to be the source of strength and power. It was a way to ensure an individual’s survival in the face of danger. For the Hindu, love is a way of life. For the Buddhist, love is viewed as a form of meditation and enlightenment. And in some religions, love is seen as the pathway to enlightenment-one with no attachments and no need to struggle for material possessions.
Modern society has become obsessed with love. Love letters to one’s spouse are commonplace. Attraction through clothing and makeup is a common practice for those looking to express feelings of love. Dating, courting, and marriage have become the norm in our culture. And while some relationships may feel love at first sight, for others it takes time and distance to truly come to understand and fall in love.
There is no denying that love is a powerful force. But loving someone doesn’t mean you automatically have to like them. No matter how much you think you know about a particular person, there are always facets of their personality that you just don’t know and can’t appreciate. This is especially true in regards to a long term relationship. However, if you do fall in love with a person and you can understand all of their quirks-even their negative ones-then love can be a very rewarding experience.
Unfortunately, not all love relationships are easy. People who have a more difficult time expressing their love are usually those who are least able to love themselves. Those who don’t feel love often internalize their feelings. And when their partner does not love them back or show any signs of affection, these people will do everything possible to sabotage the relationship and hurt the other individual. Instead of being a source of happiness, these people tend to be unhappy and live a low quality life.
One way to avoid this cycle is by taking steps to improve yourself. By taking your own time to assess your own self-esteem and understanding your own thoughts and emotions, you will be able to better love someone else. Once you understand the root of your unhappiness, you can take the necessary steps to change it. You will then have a better understanding of why you feel the way you do and this will help you love yourself and others. In fact, once you understand the source of your unhappiness, you will find that you are often able to find true happiness and contentment in life.