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Human Emotion #6 Love

Here is my final examination of Human Emotions.  The last one is love.  Saved the best for last.  The definition of love from Wikipedia is:

Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection and attachment. The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure (“I loved that meal”) to intense interpersonal attraction (“I love my boyfriend”). This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.

As an abstract concept, love usually refers to a deep, ineffable feeling of tenderly caring for another person. Even this limited conception of love, however, encompasses a wealth of different feelings, from the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love to the nonsexual emotional closeness of familial and platonic love to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love. Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts.

Just about everyone experiences love either from someone or towards someone.  That of course is no different than the love we experience from God and towards God.  The biggest difference between our love for others and God’s love is that we tend to place conditions on our love, don’t we.  If someone hates us, do we love them.  If someone treats us bad, do we love them.  If someone doesn’t show us love, do we show them love. Follow this link to keep reading

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October 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment