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Real Love and Emotions
Emotion is an instinctive, affective state of consciousness in which feelings such as happiness, grief, anxiety, and hatred are experienced as consciousness related to cognition and volition. Emotions fade away while real love is an unremitting, seamless flow. Fleeting emotions such as covetousness, passion, affection, and helplessness might ebb and flow depending on the situations, happenings, and moods.
Love is a feeling that can make you emotional - blissful or sorrowful. It is so much more than emotions. It is life’s get-up-and-go that emanates continually. External circumstances won’t have any impact on love and thus it can be defined as the depth and vastness of your own life form.
Love, an independent feeling, can be a discipline, duty, manoeuvre, act wilfully executed, prayer or worship etc. People with evil intentions use love as a tool of blackmail. Most importantly, love is that additional power we have around from God that helps manage when everything else fails and rise above ourselves. The objects of love might change, but love remains constant.
When you truly love someone, you are accepting him or her into your very being. The same thing applies the other way around too. When you accept someone in all honesty, you’ll learn to love him or her.
“When an emotion is healthy, it arises only when it’s essential; it recedes willingly as soon as it has addressed an issue. When love is healthy, it does none of these things. Although they are intimately connection, love is different from emotion; its behavior is different from that of emotions. Real love is in a category of its own,” says Karla Mclaren, an empathy pioneer, in The Language of Emotions.
At times, we fantasize ourselves in love, propelling out emotions against someone we’re not deeply attached to. In such a situation - lust, mood, and passion – all these can take part in the roles, but the real thing, love is missing.
So, how do you know whether you truly love someone or not? True love has power that can cause a noticeable change and makes us a toughie. When you love someone, it gives you an advantage and razor sharp sensitivity to our senses, permitting us to behold the world in a more meaning way and experience life. Love is all about sharing; a self-centered person can’t love someone deeply. If you’re happy in love, you spread the happiness to others whereas if you’re sad, you incorporate the lessons and move on.
According to Daisaku Ikeda, a Buddhist truth-seeker, teacher, writer, and anti-nuclear activist, “Real marriage is when you have been married for twenty five or more years, yet have a feeling of same love as that of your first date. In fact, love will deepen. Love is not merely based on simple likes and dislikes.”
If you’re love is true, you don’t just love your romantic or marital partner, but your parents, children, kith and kin, friends, and pets. Love originates from within and reaches out to embrace our near and dear ones. If you truly love someone, you’ll be easygoing and ignore their mistakes, and you’ll remain concerned and connected.
According to Sampooran Singh Kalra, popularly known as Gulzar, the poetic definition of love for the movie Khamoshi is love. Love is a feeling of the soul and not confined by nomenclatures or definition, pronounces this great poet. He says, love is indestructible and its natural flow cannot be hindered. If done, unfavorable emotions crop up. This is what he says with his poetic lines:
“Na ye bujhti hai, na rukti hai, na theri hai kahin
Noor ki boondh hai, sadhiyon se baha karthi hai”
Without a shred of doubt, love is a union of souls, where one is approaching the closing stages, the other begins.
“Where I exist, nor you
So close that your hand on my chest is my mine,
And so dear that your eyes shutter as I fall asleep,” Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet-diplomat and politician”
When the relationship is not in accord, it is most likely because of the central problem is – when there are differences in the love shone by each other. The bond becomes stronger and lives longer when the couple in it expect to be loved in the same manner. An amusing laughter will evade bitter arguments about these differences, on the grounds of mutual respect. At Bajrangi Dham, during your consultations, attention in detail is given to the following questions during the assessment of your marital relationship:
How attached are you with your partner, physically? Are you both satisfied with each other with the physical relationship?
How harmonizing are your sexual predilections and sex coerces?
Do you honestly share your feelings with each other and more importantly, listen to each other? Sharing feelings is very important.
How do your intellectual stimulants work with each other?
How is your association in executing mundane domestic tasks and issues including housework and financially plans?
Do your opinions see eye-to-eye as far as the meaning of life is concerned? Do you share views honestly about your values and visions?
All in all, love is a feeling that can make you emotional and is never ending. It is independent. Emotions on the other hand are fleeting and diminish after the incident or circumstance sooner or later. Your love life will be successful if the relationships – physical, sexual, emotional, intellectual, practical, and spiritual - are in harmony.