Love’s Magic

This post continues the discussion on our need to love and be loved. I advance the notion that there is magic and power in love. There is actually scientific evidence that people who say they are experiencing love have a dopamine increase. I understand that a life without love is a cold, empty, and lonely existence. I now believe that no love = no life! It was V. E. Frankl who maintained that, “the salvation of man is through love and in love. I understand how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.”(1963) Lou Marinoff  suggested,  “having led a decent life, having loved and been loved,  having tasted what life has to offer, and having mattered to someone is as much as anyone can expect.” (1999) Our need for love is an essential task for us that we must satisfy at some level. At some level all humans have the capacity to love. The question for me became, “How do I spend this capacity?” The capacity to love is a matter of what, why, when, where, how, and with whom we spend this gift. I have been on a lifelong journey of learning about love, trying to understand love, and attempting to more intimately experience its many dimensions and depths. Over my life there are those times when it seems just when love is in my grasp it disappears, and there are those times I know I am truly experiencing love. Many people have traveled in and out of my life, but only those who I have deeply loved, and they have deeply loved me have left an indelible footprint on my heart. For me you see, love surely concerns matters of the heart. I know all of us have love-stories that are unique to us, and maybe it is a good idea from time-to-time to tell them or put them to paper. My love story continues . . . . . . .  I welcome readers to discuss their life journey’s love-stories . . . . . . .




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