Love: A Dichotomy of Beauty and Danger
When we talk about love, we talk about something intangible, something that only exists in our hearts and minds. We talk about the feeling that has the power to bring happiness, fulfillment, and joy. At the same time, we talk about a feeling that can lead to jealousy, frustration, and anger. Love is a coin with two heads, a dichotomy of beauty and danger, and probably the most incredible and indescribable feeling that exists.
Love can be extremely beautiful. The feeling that you have when you look into the eyes of your child, a beloved family member, or the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, is indescribable. You can’t really explain why you have tears in your eyes by looking at this person, but for some magical reason, it feels just perfect. Love is the most beautiful thing on earth when it meets two people who want the same, but it can be extremely dangerous if it meets two people who want entirely different things.
When you are in love with someone, you see a different version of this person than all the other people. You see a perfect version, while the others see the real version. A person who is in love has the astonishing skill to ignore all the negative qualities and characteristics of the person he or she loves. Even though the person you are in love with might not be good for you, you convince yourself that he or she is the perfect partner and the perfect human being. Your emotions blind your logical reasoning. You don’t support your reasoning with logic. You support your reasoning with your emotions. This has nothing to do with reasoning, but with delusion.
Now you already know that the person you are in love with is not really the way you see him or her. The person you love is different, more vulnerable, and more human. The moment you realize that the person you love is a normal human being, just like you, is a determining moment. In this very moment, most people decide to end a fake love, even though they had the potential to experience what it really means to love. This is the moment in which you either decide to give into your fantasy and to refuse to accept reality, or to embrace reality and to love someone with honesty and authenticity.
Love without fear barely exists, and love that is based on fear can never survive. Jealousy, mistrust, and a possessive mentality are the result of a love that is based on fear. This has nothing to do with real love. It is just a cocktail of negative emotions that are based on your own insecurities that you label as love. The sad truth is that a lot of people believe that negative emotions, such as jealousy, are a completely normal aspect of love. What they don’t realize is that real love that is based on affection, respect, and empathy doesn’t know any negative and damaging feelings. True love makes healthy and happy. Love that is based on fear makes both partners miserable and leaves them with the belief that finding love is impossible. It’s important to understand that finding true love is not impossible unless you build it on the wrong foundation.
Being in love means accepting the person you love the way he or she is. There are already too many people out there who try to change the person they are in love with, which eventually ends in a painful loss that could be avoided. It could be avoided by practicing acceptance. It is easy to accept the positive sides of another human being, but it can be quite tough to accept the negative sides. However, you have to understand that no human being is perfect and that true love can only arise when you are willing to accept the person you love. Yes, that means accepting weaknesses, different opinions, and different values. You are not the person you love and he or she is not you. You are two individuals who deserve to be accepted without any judgment. This acceptance is what creates the wonderful feeling that writers and musicians all over the world call unconditional love.
In conclusion, love is a coin with two heads, and you cannot have one without the other. Love is beautiful and dangerous, reasoning without logic, the alleyway between reality and fantasy, fear and happiness, and acceptance without judgment. Love is complex, and it takes courage, patience, and understanding to love someone with honesty and authenticity. Love is worth it, but it’s not easy. And when you find it, cherish it, and never stop working on it.