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What Is Love?

A Philosophy of Life
By Adrian Catron

Don’t let the word love define your LOVE

Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. The
strange think is, that almost nobody knows what love is. Why is it so difficult to
find love? That is easy to understand, if you know that the word “love” is not
the same as one’s feeling of love.

The word “love” is used and abused for the expression of different sets
of feelings.

The word love is used as an expression of affection towards someone else (I
love you) but it also expresses pleasure (I love chocolate). To make it a little
more complicated, the word “love” also expresses a human virtue that is
based on compassion, affection and kindness. This is a state of being, that
has nothing to do, with something or someone outside yourself. This is the
purest form of Love.

The ancient Greek used 7 words to define the different states of love:

we use the same word. But still. but I am actually feeling in a different way. Even the love for your partner changes in time.Storge: natural affection. like childish love or flirting. . Pragma: long standing love. The love in a married couple. I can say “I love you” to two different people (and mean it). or divine love Ludus: this is playful love. Eros: sexual and erotic desire kind of love (positive or negative) Agape: this is the unconditional love. The love you feel for your partner is not the same as the love you feel for your mother. You feel different emotions for different situations and people. the love you share with your family. Philia: the love that you have for friends. It is easy to understand that a confusion is easy made while communicating. Philautia: the love of the self (negative or positive) These are 7 different kind of feelings.

What you feel is controlled by the right side of your brain and language is controlled by your left side. The first thing that you need to do is learn the differences of the (7?) states of love.This confusion is not only the case while 2 people are talking. your own brain does not get it. Awareness. 50% of your brain is a lot. Not the words. It is easy if you recognize the words. but how they feel. If you use the word “love” 10 times a day with different situations. that is the secret to love. . it losses power. Your left part or your brain does not get fully activated when you really mean “I love you” and want to get exited about it. It is basic training.

loving and passion are 3 different emotions. based on principles of Chinese culture. Not only to communicate with others. it is always a personal interpretation. it is not something you find or don’t find. In other languages exist words. becomes: I enjoy chocolate. you can give it a special meaning. but also with your self. you will never find it outside you. You can practice love for the rest of your life. Words are agreements to express ideas or feelings. It is essential to learn (again) the true meaning of words. When you know this words. Don’t abuse the word love.Love is a practice. Example: I love chocolate. A word creates and agreement or memories. The meaning of words is not absolute. If you use words wisely. Let put is this way: it is impossible with only one word. and enjoy the different kinds of love. becomes: I have passion for what I do. you recognize this feelings. This moments can be repeated when you use that word or when you think about it. If you don’t know how to find love with in you. related to love. With the creation of a word. creates awareness and eventually your reality. and even more difficult to express to other person. . you can learn to recognize what kind of love you are feeling. Enjoying. but also so learn to experience them. The words you use. Beautiful words in other languages: Yuanfen (Chinese): A love relationship that has been established by lot. With one person of different ones. You get more grip in what you are experiencing. not merely to communicate with someone else. The group of feelings associated with the word “love” is difficult to understand. I love my job. Some lovers create words to express what they feel to each other. Use other words where you are not addressing emotion towards other people. Words are very powerful instruments. that expresses different situations that don’t have a translation to English.

once you know how love works. trust and respect. This “moments” are so important in other cultures that they have words to express them. but is far away. Saudade (Portugees): The feeling of longing for someone you love. Cafuné (Brazilian Portugees): Slowly stroking your fingers through someone else’s hair. that means. that it is not the love of your life. That is something you start giving.. Learn this “words” and recognize them when you are living them.Mamihlapinatapei (Yaghan): A look that without words is shared by two people who want to initiate something. Retrouvailles (France): The happiness of seeing someone again after a long time. La Douleur Exquise (France): The enormous pain in your heart when you desire someone you cannot have. . It is not difficult to understand love.. It is very easy to fall in love with someone. Forelsket (Nordic): The euphoria you feel when you fall in love for the first time. then you start feeling love for each other and it can grow. But if it is difficult to stay in love. Ya’aburnee (Arabic): The hope that you will die earlier than the other. Learn how to recognize them when you are feeling them. Love between 2 people can only begin if the interaction is based on truth. My point is. if it is not beautiful. Then you go and share your love with others. With love. Love is always beautiful. so you don’t need to live without the other. you get what you put in Love is an emotion in action.. This is essential to grown mutual love between 2 individuals. The difficulty is to stay in love. If the other person gives you wat you give. it is not love.. don’t use just one word to define your love. but neither start. It is a love experience. First learn and know the different situations of love. You can learn how to feel and cultivate your love.

Saying and thinking I want to find the love of my life and not I want a relationship is fundamental. It is better to move on when you don’t feel anything. Everyone that is not single is in a relationship. Continue reading here. You find what you are looking for.. If you want to find the love of your life. (Link in my profile) or download the first ebook in the Natural Philosophy series here Follow Adrian Catron on Twitter: www.twitter.. then when you feel the opposite of love. trying to define a “Theory of everything”. start being aware of your use of the word love. but it is to vague to define your personal situation. and distribute it for free. Sometimes.Time to move on. Alchemist. The only important question for you should be: “Am I experiencing love or not?” This is the first philosophy essay forming a series under the name: “Natural Philosophy” about the most important matters of life. “Being in a relationship” is a marketing term invented in magazines. To address a large group of people it is perfect.com/adriancatron Adrian Catron Natural Philosopher. Visual Artist . Support the crowd source campaign to publish a ebook. love just fades away. Finding your loved one or a relationship.