LOVE, LOVE, LOVE – our culture loves the word LOVE! We love our family, our mates, celebrities who are complete strangers, our fitness gurus, our car, our clothes… we simply love to “love”! In many languages the word for “love” is only used when referring to a person. In these same cultures, they would use their word for “like” for everything else. It is no wonder that we seem a bit confused as to the true definition of love – for we simply love too many things!
If you look the word love up in an English dictionary it is defined as: need, attachment, desire, sexual desire/sex, a strong “liking” (really?), affection, tenderness, extreme passion, a beloved… Wow! It seems to mean everything we don’t hate – except for the fact it means “sex” & many people have sex with hate in their hearts. The word “love” in our culture is so over used– that it almost ceases to mean anything at all.
Here, for our purposes @ desirablelove.com, LOVE will mean BELOVED, which is defined as: greatly loved, dear to the heart. Period. Years ago, I was on a third date. At the end of the evening I remember the man whispering in my ear, “Make love to me.” I thought: What?! Make love to you?!? I don’t even know you! The poor guy… If he had simply said, “have sex with me” he would have had a better chance in attaining his desired goal. I can still hear those disturbing words from a literal stranger.
You have to know a living being well, before they can be dear to your heart – before you can love them. That includes yourself.
New York University
MA · Aesthetics (study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty/harmony) Colloquium Title: “The Meta- and Physical Epistemology of Aesthetics: how the human body, mind & spirit are effected by beauty/harmony & love”
New York University
BA · Double Major: Psychology/Art History · Double Minor: Writing/Photography
I have lived and worked throughout the USA and Europe. Additionally, I traveled for roughly 3 years while living on a 72-foot sailboat. Lastly, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Western & Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa as well.
I attended christian primary and secondary schools. After what I had seen and experienced in the world, I had some problems with the concept of blind faith… While still in an Episcopal Prep School, I started searching for Universal Truths to answer questions (I felt Christianity was not). As a consequence, over the past 34 years I have researched, studied & practiced most major traditional (Western & Eastern) lifestyle philosophies & world religions. In the end, I found that the essence of all were actually one in the same. We truly are all One – all connected – all affecting ourselves as well as all those around us.
My life and education have afforded me a very unique (global) view of the world. Something I think is worth sharing:
I hope my blog helps you find health, happiness, harmony & through that a love & a wealth like you’ve never known!
Money can buy
a bed, but not sleep;
sex, but not love;
a house, but not a home;
a book, but not knowledge;
position, but not respect;
a watch, but not time;
finery, but not beauty;
medicine, but not health;
food, but not fulfillment;
entertainment, but not joy;
acquaintances, but not friends;
a ring, but not a marriage….
Money can buy you a lot of material things.
However, love, respect & understanding buys true wealth.