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All you need is Love, yes, no?

  1. Castlepaloma profile image23
    Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago

    All animal love, love conquer all, Love makes good sense.  Define Love: When two people or thing, are stronger together, than apart. Take with you the attitude of gratitude, along with many little acts of kindness. Most people do not love what they do for most waking hour of their lives. Loving what you do is the most common thread to mastering life.

    There are many different kinds of love. My ultimate love would be, love of a romantic woman. For now. My daughter enhances my soul the most; some other person's ultimate love may be God. Some odd people may be their Dog, God spelt backwards is doG. Why not, if both of you are a little weird yet compatible; life's is a little weird; we live in a mutual weird world.

    We have loved people and things since arts and culture from began in the dawn of mankind 30,000 years ago, long before religion was thought of.

    Take Christianity the largest religion in the World Your condition for love is where you must be devoted to must obey, must worship and love God ultimately above all kinds of loves. Yes, most people are not aware of Jesus, only 3% Christian go to church.  That means only 1% of the world’s people is devoted ENOUGH to Yahweh love, by ritual practice to win your lottery ticket to heaven. Too many conditions for love

    So, is all you need is Love?

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      just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      To live a life of love would, in my opinion, be a life well lived.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's brave for a religious man to say?

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          just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You think? It's ok though. I'm pretty sure some guy was telling me I was headed for hell today, so I guess my religion is in the eye of the beholder.

        2. pennyofheaven profile image81
          pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Why brave?

      2. pennyofheaven profile image81
        pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I do agree wholeheartedly!

      3. Jonathan Janco profile image80
        Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Extraordinary Cagsil. An absolutely magnificent quote!
        Woops not Cags.
        Sorry, I'm a little wasted, right now.

    2. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes all we need is love what ever the shade. Love is a powerful healer, powerful motivator and a powerful sustainer. In whatever shade that it exists we are then all powerful.

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        just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Very intuitive. If all the shades could understand they are the same, to varying degrees, the love might expand exponentially.

        1. Stump Parrish profile image61
          Stump Parrishposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Can any portrait of our world be complete if even one shade isn't represented? Why would anyone desire to live in a monchrome world rather than the multi-hued one we actually inhabit.

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            just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes. I agree completely.  There's nothing more sad to me than those who can't expand their vision enough to see exactly what you posted.

          2. pennyofheaven profile image81
            pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes agree. Always nice too knowing the portrait is an ongoing masterpiece.

        2. pennyofheaven profile image81
          pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Exponentially would be marvelous!

    3. errandsinnigeria profile image61
      errandsinnigeriaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love answers all things!

    4. errandsinnigeria profile image61
      errandsinnigeriaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love answers all things!

    5. errandsinnigeria profile image61
      errandsinnigeriaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love answers all things!

    6. skellie profile image69
      skellieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love is the key, to a happy life. I fell in love 20 years ago and could not be stronger. That love for each other, has helps us through many trials. The love for our children and are families, could not fullfill us more.
      I feel very blessed, love is a beautiful thing. If everyone in the world, could experience love - peace would be within our grasp.

      1. skellie profile image69
        skellieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        haha should have checked that post. Made a few mistakes, a bit tired. It is 1am in the morning here. smile

      2. pennyofheaven profile image81
        pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What a wonderful world this would be indeed and peace will definitely be in our grasp

    7. Beelzedad profile image60
      Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That depends, it can go both ways.

      Yes, love can bring immense joy and pleasure for many, but on the flip side, it can also deliver excruciating pain, depression and tragedy, it can summon up powerful hatred to the point of causing wars. smile

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        just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We're talking love. Not it's aftermath. It's those who don't have the ability to channel it properly that move in that direction.

        1. Beelzedad profile image60
          Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Really? Please explain the differences. smile

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            just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Without knowing the specifics you  referenced when posting your remark I'd be shooting in the dark if I attempted a response.

            1. Beelzedad profile image60
              Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, I know. smile

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                just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Not to appear testy, but one of the most difficult things I have run across on this site is broad statements, thrown out yet left unsupported. I guess I'll get used to it, but it seems somewhat silly to dance around a subject. I suppose I'll feel the rhythm one day.

                1. Beelzedad profile image60
                  Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  What? You'll get used to hearing broad, unsupported statements or get used to making them?  smile

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                    just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Hearing them of course. It is my prerogative to make them.

                    Just kidding. It's only that I think we all prefer to argue than allow the conversation to extend to a solution. But that is probably a rather far fetched goal.

      2. pennyofheaven profile image81
        pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How so in your mind?

        1. Beelzedad profile image60
          Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not sure I understand the question. smile

          1. pennyofheaven profile image81
            pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            How can one feel/give love while feeling pain, depression. How does when one is feeling love or giving love cause tragedies and war at the same time?

            1. Beelzedad profile image60
              Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              All I was saying was that love can drive people to do all sorts of things, depending on the circumstances.

              We can look to Shakespearean tragedies; Marc Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet are good examples. smile

              1. pennyofheaven profile image81
                pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Loss can indeed drive people to do different things.

                1. Beelzedad profile image60
                  Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  True, and that is another topic of discussion altogether. smile

                  1. pennyofheaven profile image81
                    pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I didn't think it was? When one is driven to do something as in the examples you gave it is not love they are feeling it is loss of love. Two different emotions.

      3. skellie profile image69
        skellieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is pride most of the time, that creates excruciating pain, depression and tragedy. This is what creates our wars most of the time - not love. 

        Love is the key, to eternal happiness big_smile

        1. Beelzedad profile image60
          Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I was referring to the love for a god. smile

    8. Flightkeeper profile image78
      Flightkeeperposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      When I first read the message, my initial response was "For What?".  Reading the whole OP, I think you need more than love.  Love can be a catalyst but you need a whole list of other virtues to make life worth living.

    9. WillSteinmetz profile image59
      WillSteinmetzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely Yes!

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Never enough love, thats for sure

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      jodywuposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah!! love is a part and parcel of our lives. I just can't live without love.
      http://www.wellnessstarts.com/nitro-mus … eview.html

  2. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    Love is extremely essential, to human beings, at least i think so.  It's not easy to find, but when you do find it, the world is a different place.  love is so often taken for granted, i know i take it for granted sometimes.

  3. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago

    Love is a conscious decision.  We create it and give it.  We also find it and receive it.  But we must look for it and understand it.  There is love everywhere but many eyes are blinded by outward appearance.  The man who opens the door for an old woman is exhibiting love.  The daughter who goes out of her way after a long days work to deliver a package to an aging mother is exhibiting love.  The store clerk who gives 2 reward points instead of one on a take of gas is exhibiting love.  The person who picks up a paper wrapper on the hiking trail and puts it in the trash is exhibiting love. 

    It's everywhere.  Everyone shows it in a different way.  We must look for and recognize it.  The world is fast and furious but if you know where to look, if you have eyes for love, you will see it, feel it, and experience it everywhere.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I do agree.

    2. skellie profile image69
      skellieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So true, love your comments couturepopcafe smile

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, it does take many little acts of kindness

  4. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image90
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 5 years ago

    All you need is love?  Try telling that to the tax collector...!  smile

    Seriously, though, try telling that to refugee camps, starving orphans, kids growing up next to open sewers etc.  We all know the world's endless list of horrors.  Those who live with such realities need rather more than love.

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      just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think the thread has merit, against that statement. It's the lack of love we display as a species that allows this horror to continue.

    2. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love comes in many forms as described in this post

      Love is a conscious decision.  We create it and give it.  We also find it and receive it.  But we must look for it and understand it.  There is love everywhere but many eyes are blinded by outward appearance.  The man who opens the door for an old woman is exhibiting love.  The daughter who goes out of her way after a long days work to deliver a package to an aging mother is exhibiting love.  The store clerk who gives 2 reward points instead of one on a take of gas is exhibiting love.  The person who picks up a paper wrapper on the hiking trail and puts it in the trash is exhibiting love. 

      It's everywhere.  Everyone shows it in a different way.  We must look for and recognize it.  The world is fast and furious but if you know where to look, if you have eyes for love, you will see it, feel it, and experience it everywhere.

    3. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Adele - the idea that there is pain in the world only emphasizes the OP.  Those people need love maybe more than most.  I would assume we are talking about the need after survival including food and water, shelter.

  5. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    big_smile

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    just_curiousposted 5 years ago

    Hey Castle. Thanks a bunch. Ever since I read this thing yesterday the song All You Need Is Love has been playing in my head. I can't turn it off. Maybe too much love is a bad thing.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Is that because you don't like the song? Or you mean something else?

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        just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Neither. I just hate it when a song gets stuck in my head.

        Actually, I was joking. Apparently not well.

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    ralwusposted 5 years ago

    love and a lardy circle daily will win you me forever

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I’m back folks! base on my own personal survey.

      When I asked groups of women, what is the most important word in the world? - Most women will say love.

      When I asked groups of Men, what is the most important word in the world? -Most men will give different answers, other than love.

      What's with that?

      Gays or artist men are the only groups of men that would say love is most important word in the world?

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        just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        See, I've always suspected successful artists were at their best when they channel both the masculine and feminine side into their work.

        1. pennyofheaven profile image81
          pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes because they acknowledge their feminine principle. It apparently is where creativity comes from. Masculine is logic and reason.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image23
            Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            When you get older, men general move toward masculine and feminine balance of side also. 
            As far as gays and artists, I still eat nails for breakfast.

            1. pennyofheaven profile image81
              pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The Alchemists of Tao believe that we have yang energy when we are born and at the age of 15 we have both yin and yang energy in perfect balance. After that age the yang starts to dissipate.  When we have no more yang energy we die. Since Yin is the feminine and Yang the masculine perhaps this is why you can sense the feminine as you age.

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            just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            well now that is just bizarre. Men are supposed to be logical and reasonable. Who would have thought that? I just never see that side of them. LOL. Just kidding. You're right, or so they say.

            1. pennyofheaven profile image81
              pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Haha I hear you.

            2. Castlepaloma profile image23
              Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              just_curious

              I told penny I am metro sexual, being from New Zealand she did not know what metro sexual was.

              It's a man who acts gay, but has no sexual interest in men.
              Still the stubborn over ego man side kicks in.

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                just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I'm american. The concept is well known to me. Makes you more of a whole person, in my opinion.

      2. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe this is natural. Basic instincts from days gone by.
           From the times of old. Goes back to the caveman.
          Most Fathers were seen as providers. And..
          Someone that is responsible for maintaining safety in the home from outside forces. 
           The one most responsible for our survival.

           And they instill that in their sons.

          Wives and mothers brought comfort and a sense of stability to the home; to the children and to the provider.
          And Love is the most important ingredient for comfort and happiness.
          Mothers instilled this responsibility  in their daughters

  8. brimancandy profile image83
    brimancandyposted 5 years ago

    For me it's love and Money. I have plenty of love around me, but, it would be a whole lot better if I had money to go with it. You don't really think money is that important, until you end up with almost nothing. And no income.

    You will also find out how fast the love stops when the green in your pocket is gone. I'm very blessed to have many friends who have stuck around, while others have quietly walked away.

    But, it sure would be nice if we could all just live on love, and pitch the idea of money in the trash. But, it's never going to happen. The rich would not be too happy to walk away from their vast wealth. Can't buy a new mercedes on love.

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      just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. Money is one of the banes of our society. Most people don't realize that the credit system was set up to enslave us.

    2. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps that depends. When you are raised poor but have a wealth of love. Then gain wealth and lose love. Wealth does not seem that important when you have known poor with love and wealth with no love. Most monetary conditions are temporary more often that not.

    3. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      A happiness survey has been done out of 200 countries. USA was 42nd on that list and you would think the wealthiest country in the world would be the happiest.

      Most people do not like their jobs for most waking hours of their lives; I can't image a more sour thought.

      Love your job first, the money will come, and so will the people, will come to love you too.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image81
        pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wow they do a survey on happiness....they do a lot of surveys huh? Interesting results too.

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          just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The last survey I read on happiness. The number one happiest people were in a third world country. Obviously, we're out on missing something

          1. pennyofheaven profile image81
            pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Agree... perhaps it is the true treasures of heaven that can only be found in the heart of man. This makes one happy when they have found the jewels of life.

        2. Castlepaloma profile image23
          Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I have read a few happiness surveys, one thing is the same. Most Northern European countries are in the top ten.

          Money has the least to do with happiness.

          1. pennyofheaven profile image81
            pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes agree.

            Why Europe do you know?

            1. Castlepaloma profile image23
              Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The Countries that speak Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish and French are among the most civilizated nation in the world, English not so much.

              Many of these countries send 2% of their income toward the development of Arts and Culture. They lead in green living and happiness is how gracefully, we solve our problems.

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                just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hey castle, your last statement was beautiful. Would that we could all step up to every problem in our society with grace, the world would be a better place.

              2. pennyofheaven profile image81
                pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Wow, so the governments of their countries do that. Thats cool. Living green as in natures way? Happiness for those countries solves problems how? I mean I know how but how as a nation? Is everyone or the majority happy? If so then way cool.

                1. Castlepaloma profile image23
                  Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  If I was not, such a wild man, I would move there myself.

  9. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 5 years ago

    God ask things of mankind and why shouldn't he-he created us.  We ask a lot of thing of our offsprings if you ask them, clean-up your room, pick up your toys, take bath well you get the point.

    To get into Heaven God as I understand it only ask 3 things accept Jesus as our savouir, repent from our sins and stop sinning.

    The first person guaranteed a place in Heaven was a thief dying on the cross with Jesus.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Dying on a cross, is not my idea of a good times, and you can't stop sin.

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        just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Not your idea of good times? You're funny.

      2. pennyofheaven profile image81
        pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Of course we can. Stop thinking.  In our no thoughts or no mind sin ceases to exist.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image61
          couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          According to the Christian idea of sin - I find it easy to 'not sin'.  Just don't lie, cheat, steal, have sex outside of marriage or with a same sex partner, have no false idols, don't dishonor your parents, don't murder anyone or covet their goods - what's so hard about that?  No seriously.  What is so hard about that?

          1. pennyofheaven profile image81
            pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Not hard at all because that is what naturally arises when we flow with our natural rhythms that do not require thinking..... Is this good or bad and likewise analytical thoughts.

  10. A la carte profile image62
    A la carteposted 5 years ago

    Can I make it 50% love and 50% cash?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That handle much of it, yet not all

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    All you need is Love, yes, no?

    Love for all; hatred for none.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There is a law against hatred,
      That kind of sounds like part the problem too.

  12. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    lol lol

    Jonathan, this is actually my first post to this forum thread. And, you must be wasted beyond all comprehension. If you realized that you made the mistake, yet you edited your post to say sorry, not me, when you could have just deleted the post to begin with and start over. lol lol lol

    I would recommend deleting the post. lol

    1. Jonathan Janco profile image80
      Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry, I'm the honest sort.
      And I thought it was you bcos I took a quick look at my Paganism thread.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

 
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