As a human being, you are entertained by the thoughts you have. You are wired to think. You enjoy your ideas, and many of us enjoy watching our ideas put into action. You travel at light speed through the labyrinthine canals of your brain, relishing wherever your associative and often unpredictable mind takes you. You use language with varying degrees of competency to express yourself and to get things done. Life happens, and your mind creates meaning in its attempt to keep you safe and successful. Oh, the mind and the wondrous web it weaves!
When it comes to matters of the heart, however, you may be less equipped to connect with others and deal with those feelings that give not only pleasure and happiness, but also varying doses of pain and suffering. Love, that mysterious entity widely talked about, sung about, and written about, remains as elusive an experience as the changing weather. Love occurs like an accident, something you fall into and out of, rarely understanding its origin or its power to impact your actions.
In your earliest days, you experience love as that warm, fluid connection between parent and child. You love your parents in a singular, uncomplicated way until something happens that makes you begin to create stories as an attempt to make sense of it all. Thus, the mind begins its work to create meaning, an interpretation that for all intents and purposes seems to you to be “the truth.”
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