Chapter 6.9 Love



“Love conquers all.”
Virgil (70 BC – 19 BC)     Classical Roman Poet

Love: something that elicits deep interest and enthusiasm in somebody. A definition like that sounds like something we need to harness and spend a lot of time with … doing what you want with whom you want.

So much has been written on Love that the volume of quotations maybe over-whelming. Take your time to soak some of these in …

“Life is the flower of which love is the honey.”
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)      French Writer/Poet
“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)      Austrian Composer
“Love thy enemies.”
Jesus Christ (8-2 BC – 29-36 AD)     Prophet of Christianity
“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Spanish Painter/Sculptor

There are many gradations of Love … love of life, love of self, love of another, love of all others, love of all things, love of cheeseburgers … you get the idea.

“Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will
produce love in the loved person.  Love is an act of faith and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.”
Erich Fromm (1900-1980), German-born American Social Philosopher/Psychoanalyst

When you encounter two people who are in Love (especially apparent in New Love,) you can sense their energy. When two people fall in love, their energies mingle together, like two cells merging into one.  Love is truly the bonding of positive energies, creating a larger energy that provides incredible strength and support.

“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)     Chinese Founder of Taoism

The blissfulness of Love attracts the universal positive energy … one can almost see light flowing into and around a couple in New Love.  Being radiant, Love provides a shelter, a warm fire, a place of peace.  In true Love, two people walk their paths in stride.

“In love, one and one are one.”
Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980)     French Philosopher

The rigors of the real world often require that the two people take slightly different paths.  People who are in Love will walk on parallel paths, easily within view of each other.

Sometimes, one or the other end up taking a fork that leads them away from their partner.  They no longer see their loved one often and maybe they only catch a glimpse of him or her in the distance. The powerful positive energy that two people are able to attract to themselves is diminished as one drifts away.  This loss of energy affects the other.

So what is the key to being able to maintain a solid Love?  To maintain the positive energy that feeds each other, two people have to converge their paths often.  They need to share time together on the same path for significant periods of time.

When we walk on the same path for a long period of time, we sometimes have an inclination to exchange negative barbs. These barbs generate negative energy, which as we have learned, becomes an attempt to steal the energy from the other.  Each attack will be met with a defense, and soon things are spiraling down the negativity funnel. Take a timeout for a bit.  Remember the Love that strengthens your bond and recapture it.

“Love dissolves anger.  That is the spiritual part.  Valium doesn’t do it.  Prozac doesn’t do it.”
Only Love Is Real      Dr. Brian Weiss

Two people committed to each other can draw in the Universe’s positive energy flow to themselves. This recharges both people. The convergence of Love must be danced often in the sweet grass, and not be marched habitually in a muddy rut.

“True love doesn’t come to you, it has to be inside you.”
Julia Roberts      American Actress

There are many ways to find the sweet grass.  Perhaps the Great Creator realized that maintaining Love wasn’t going to be easy. Teaching Love, the internal Love of all things, is a long and arduous task.  Maybe the Great Creator decided to devise a short-cut for human recognition, a quick tantalizer for the masses … sex. (Slam-Klunk for a very, very few.)

Think about the first attractions of a couple … the flirting of two positive energies, the testing of their compatibility, the accentuation of the senses … is this not one of the most positive experiences known to woman and man? And if both energies pass the qualifying reviews of the other, then the moment(s) of the true bonding arrives through a sharing of sex.

The experience of being close to another human is usually pretty dramatic.  At that time, we can physically experience what the true power of positive Love can be. Hopefully, over time, these two positive energies may generate a fusion of their love, a little baby or two.  Positive interactions create positive results. Babies born of Love bring Joy and Happiness.  What other action can top this reward?

“Never will a time come when the most marvelous invention is as marvelous as a newborn baby.”
Carl Sandberg (1878-1967)     American Poet
“Insomnia: A contagious disease often transmitted from babies to parents.”
Shannon Fife     Short-story author/Screenwriter

When two people commit their individual responsibility in this bond, the positive energy flows freely.  And the longer they keep the doors open to each other’s Love, the more positive provisions can be stored for their lifetime together.  This energy stash can be used along their life journey, to keep the couple’s Love strong.

And if you are tapping the infinite abundance of positive flow, you can throw energy packets in many other people’s directions so that they can grow their own fields of positive energy.  And the more packets you give, the more positive energy you will have to distribute.

“Who being loved is poor?”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)     Irish Playwright

The simple act of holding each other shares and nurtures your positive energy.  You feel the strength and support. Being intimate beyond sex or even without sex, can attract the same positive energy flow, perhaps a more mature energy flow.  But blending the ingredients of sex with intimacy is best described by gourmet chef Emeril Lagasse …   “BAM!”

“Tenderness is a greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.”
Marlene Dietrich (1902-1992)      German-born American Actress



2 Responses to “Chapter 6.9 Love”

  1. greencat3 Says:

    I especially like this chapter, and I enjoyed your tying together of the previous chapters (generosity, compassion). If you do not feel you have extra funds to give others, share your love with the world and brighten someone’s day.

  2. alpinerainn Says:


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