Is Love Spiritual?
What is love? Many people have different definitions of love. The answer to this question may be more difficult than you originally expected. It all depends on how you define love. In essence, true love is the love you have for someone, an unbreakable and unalterable devotion and fondness for that person that runs so deep that it creates a bond that cannot be broken, and life without that special someone would be almost unthinkable.
Some psychologists might say that true love is a neurological activity that goes beyond the cerebral cortex. Basically, true love is an unconditional affection and devotion that stem from within you. It is also defined as an emotional and physical bond with that person that runs deep, and life with your special someone would be virtually unthinkable. It is this neurology that causes the passionate feelings of romance, desire and interest for one another.
True love is also distinguished from sexual intimacy because it is formed by affection and concern for another person that goes beyond the sexual. Many psychologists believe that true love includes an appreciation and caring of another person’s feelings and thoughts. It also includes an admiration and respect for the person’s abilities and achievements, even when those achievements do not directly help the other person. True love is the feelings you feel for the other person that has nothing to do with lust or a desire to procreate.
The other emotion that accompanies love is passion, which is defined as the strong urge to move toward or move away from a source of intense emotional pleasure or pain. As the desire and need for passion arises within you, it fills your mind and body and it is this movement toward a source of excitement that eventually causes the passion to materialize in your physical relationship. True love means you are moved toward your feelings rather than toward some object.
The other two emotions that are associated with love include trust and commitment. People who love knowing that they can only trust another if they first trust and commit to them. Commitment refers to a mutual agreement to be faithful to each other in the areas of personal relationship. A person who is in a committed relationship shows concern and dedication for his partner above all other interests and desires. When you are in a relationship and you are faced with any challenge, you will likely feel strong, positive emotions toward your partner rather than the fear of being alone.
True love is important in any relationship. It is why two people choose to spend their lives with one another and why two people even consider marriage or a long-term romantic relationship. If you want to be in a loving relationship, make sure you are opening yourself up to feelings of devotion, trust and commitment from your partner and be willing to experience the feelings and emotions of love so that both of you can grow and nurture the spiritual and physical attraction that has begun to take shape in your relationship.