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Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by srsen
It is quite hard though when one person in a relaionship understands and accepts such ideals, but the other doesn't. This can lead to a greater imbalance and difficulties.
Meaning a head full of New Age fluff is an impediment to any meaningful adult relationship? Sounds about right.
By this, am I correct in assuming you believe we are made of consciousness? If so, we agree 100%. While it's true that the atom, and therefore energy, is the physical manifestation of consciousness, the energy does still exist. I use the energy of the atom to explain relationships because, although all in existence is a fluid consciousness, we are still stuck in the physical reality of energy. It would have been much harder for me to help people understand what I was explaining if I used only consciousness.
I do not believe we are energy, that is a material explanation of consciousness, that doesn't work for me.
The solution is to be with people who are growing at a similar place, others that have learned to love as we love. In that way we increase love together because neither gets more unless we both learn together. I like my description, yours is pretty good too; but, I believe mine is more defensible. I can prove we are emotional beings. But, you know you are and that we all are.
Most of us create and establish our "self", our self identification, who we are, through other people, insofar as other material objects. Thus we try to find our balance in reaction to these things, not within ourselves and that is literally impossible.
Originally posted by AQuestion
[ In this life, in regards to relationships, we are told to experiment and find the right after finding all the wrongs. We will never find love that way, it would be a miracle. If all you know is the false, how can you identify the truth?
You cannot appreciate the other person's range unless you understand your own and choose someone who has the same range, not greater and not less, not the leader and not the follower, the partner. That is my take on it. Be well.
Originally posted by SystemResistor
Lover type relationships fail after they fail to have children, their indulgence in thier emotions eventually de-activates thier desires as there is no "result".
Its all a part of our botchy programming