Adore is intoxicating. It’s euphoric. It’s magical. It’s addictive. It takes over and have us. Love drives us to see life differently, and we react in a manner that’s joyous. Even when we are heartbroken, hurt beyond words, have born loss and treachery, we still crave to fall in love. Writers, poets, artists, musicians, and other creative powers flourish on the topic of falling in love. In the mysterious early words of Rumi: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really adore. What allows us to give it another attempt even when the falling has hurt us deeply?
1. LOVE MAKES US WHOLE.
The Greek philosopher, Plato, shared in The Symposium that, “According to Greek mythology, humans were created with four arms, four legs and a head. So it is not impossible that we are spending our lifetime searching for our other half. It feels as if we’re reuniting with a part of ourselves when we fall in love. We begin to see things that are unbelievable because we had been missing them.
2. LOVE CALLS US TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF OURSELVES.
On PsychologyToday, Mari Buti within a post, describes the phenomenon of romantic love. “I think that love ushers us to frequencies of human life that we might not find easy to access otherwise. It opens to something more transcendent about the ordinary flow of life, summoning us, just, into a different (and possibly more interesting) edition of ourselves.” To put it differently, we are lifted by love to extreme empathy. We’re not worse because of it. The intensity of feeling love and giving love shapes our personalities to be better people, elevating us from the everyday to the extraordinary. When we’re embraced by love’s brightness nothing is impossible.
3. THE FEAR OF THE WORLD REDUCES.
When to feel like we can beat anything when we’re in love. We’re no more alone holding on through tough issues. Having a partner makes things easier. Where there is love, there cannot be fear. They cannot live simultaneously. Love is a high oscillation frequency. Panic is a lower one. We let go of stress when we fall in love. True love has no limits. We are simply transcended by love into another state of being that is spiritual.
4. LOVE INFUSES OUR LIVES WITH SIGNIFICANCE.
We are genetically created to share love. We procreate. We fall in love with our kids, our pets, our partners, our parents, and life. We are given significance by love. Romantic love energizes us with the ever knowing that we can overcome anything, dreams, and possibilities. Love clears all barriers while we submit to its mysticism. A life without love is no life worth living. It heals a broken heart. It compels us to give of ourselves when we lack strength. It than an emotion. For us to give love is there.
5. LOVE IS A DRUG.
Based on psychologist Dr. Rachel Needle, also an associate professor of Clinical Experiences at South University in West Palm Beach, the chemical substance such as oxytocin, dopamine, and other hormones have been uncovered as vital functions in human emotions, experiences, and behaviors associated with love. “Falling in love is connected with increased energy, narrowing of mental focus, sometimes sweaty palms, light headedness, racing heart, and lots of positive feelings.” There is a physical component that is addictive to the high that comes from falling in love. We are wired to need more of it. We crave it, and we cannot live without it once we’ve to experience it, In its lowest stage, it causes depression, stress, and other withdrawal symptoms similar to hard-core drugs.
Throughout the history of time, we’ve pondered why we fall into its enticement and on love. There happen to be millions of speculations, research, theories, religious and spiritual hunts. No one really knows the basis for this desired emotion that is absolute. The only thing we know is that we’re created to experience it. It makes our world whole.
“Love does not appear with any warning signs. You fall into it as if pushed from a high diving board. No time to think about what’s happening. It’s inevitable. An event you can’t control. A crazy, heart-stopping, roller-coaster ride that just has to take its course.” ~ Jackie Collins