Bible Verse of the Day

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Matters of affection




What is love? It is one of the most difficult questions for the mankind. Centuries have passed by, relationships have bloomed and so has love. But no one can give the proper definition of love. To some "Love is friendship set on fire" for others "Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it". No matter how you define it or feel it, love is the eternal truth in the history of mankind.

Love is patient, love is kind. It has no envy, nor it boasts itself and it is never proud. It rejoices over the evil and is the truth seeker. Love protects; preserves and hopes for the positive aspect of life. Always stand steadfast in love, not fall into it. It is like the dream of your matters of affection coming true. 



Depending on context, love can be of different varieties. Romantic love is a deep, intense and unending. It shared on a very intimate and interpersonal and sexual relationship.  The term Platonic love, familial love and religious love are also matters of great affection.

In the past the study of philosophy and religion has done many speculations on the phenomenon of love. But love has always ruled, in music, poetry, paintings, sculptor and literature. Psychology has also done lot of dissection to the essence of love, just like what biology, anthropology and neuroscience has also done to it.



Psychology portrays love as a cognitive phenomenon with a social cause. It is said to have three components in the book of psychology: Intimacy, Commitment, and Passion. In an ancient proverb love is defined as a high form of tolerance. And this view has been accepted and advocated by both philosophers and scholars.  Love also includes compatibility. But it is more of journey to the unknown when the concept of compatibility comes into picture. The key is to think about the long term successful relationship, not a short journey. We need to understand each other and must always remember that nobody is perfect.



Be together, share your joy and sorrow, understand each other, provide space to each other, but always be there for each other's need. And surely love will blossom to strengthen your relationship with your matters of affection