Hello Fellow Friends,
Throughout our history, love has been in the center of many conversations, many philosophies and, of course, many beautiful stories. Romeo & Juliette
comes to mind. In our cultural communities, love has been sung, written, acted and portrayed. One can easily think of a John Lennon, for example. Love
has inspired poets, authors and movie directors alike.
Love is a natural chemical potion that does wonders in your body, your mind and your soul. It is the essence of Life.
When you love, your brain
releases chemicals that make you feel better. I am not talking about hormones going through the roof here as when you fall in love. I’m talking
about chemicals that produce a feeling of comfort, of happiness.
Love versus Hate
When you hate, your body produces chemicals that hurt you. Ironic, isn’t it? While you spent time hating someone – most of the time without that
person even knowing about it – it isn’t that person that really gets the culmination of your hate, but You.
But it doesn’t stop at hating
someone. Think about it. We do hate, whether we realize it or not. We hate that situation, or our boss, or our job, or our government, or another
government, or a different culture, or an ideology, or organized religion, or,or,or,or,or...
Yes, we do hate. To various degrees. But when hate becomes so overwhelming that it eats you, without you realizing it, you are making yourself sick.
Who hasn’t heard that “Oh I hate this, him, her or that so much...it makes me sick! “
But we still do it. We are controversial creatures.
I was once told by a friend – who studied chemistry - that if we were to take a syringe and pump a little bit of your saliva – while you hate
something so much that you are pissed black about it – and inject a pig with that liquid, that this pig would die within the next ten minutes,
following the injection. Something to think about...
I will agree that society in general doesn’t help. Portraying the worst of what humans can do, through the multiple mass medias, day in, day out,
doesn’t really help or inspire love. We are affected by it, no doubt. But we also have a gift that even angels do not enjoy the luxury and that is
the freedom of choice. We can choose to be programmed the right way, or the wrong way. We can choose to be inspired, or demotivated. We can choose to
be influenced by a newscast or an advertizing, or not. We can choose Love, or Hate...
For love to become universal, or global at least, it must start somewhere. Let it start with you ! You can do this ! You can start to choose. You can
start right here on ATS if you wish to ! Small steps...
This poster gets on your nerves...choose Love
This thread infuriates you...choose Love
This troll sends your nerves in a bunch...choose Love
This youtube video is a joke...choose Love
This Moderator slapped your hand...choose Love
This argument eats you alive...choose Love
This topic scares you to death...choose Love
This member must be a shill for sure...choose Love
This member is such an idiot...choose Love
This avatar sends chills up my spine...choose Love
This newsbreak sends my emotions sky high...choose Love
Hey, it’s just a choice.
A couple of weeks ago, my sister sent me a youtube video of someone that I had never heard of before but that does talk about love. I am not one to
promote youtube videos but in this case, I will make an exception as I believe that everyone could gain from this guy’s perspective on life. It was
recorded in Toulouse, is an hour and thirteen minutes long and is translated simultaneously which could get on your nerves, I agree, but choose...well
He’s from Australia, an ex farmer, he’s 74 years old and he talks common sense. He talks about life, he talks about love, our interaction with
life, with nature, with others. He explains the concept of unconditional love. He talks of the 4th dimension and the 5th (he kinda lost me there...a
bit too metaphysical for me but some of you might enjoy) and he talks about choices...
I think it is worth a watch...or two...or three...and that it will get you to think. So without further ado...
Michael J Roads
Biological basis of love
What is the true meaning of love?
Please, feel free to share your opinions.