What Is Love? Why Are You Asking Me?

What is Love? Why Are You Asking Me?
Upon examination of the vast amounts of theories on love I can only find
myself in a more convoluted state. Love is in fact a great mystery to me, and I
have only achieved frustration in trying to explicate it. In Scott Peck's book
The Roadless Traveled there are a conglomerate of avenues that are explored
within the topic of love. It is here that some insight is expressed to me about
this perplexing subject. Although I do feel that actual life experiences that I
have been involved in recently have attributed to a better understanding of this
love phenomena, some of the ideas that are expressed in this book were of
tremendous merit. I find it ...

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can only
infer that the words of a reputable author and doctor are more legitimate than
mine. It is here that I must stop to apologize to you, Louis, for making this
part of the paper far too personal than necessary.
"Falling in Love" is a common myth in this society. The actual act of
falling in love, according to Peck, is a misconception. There is a
differentiation to be made between what is termed "falling in love" and the act
of real loving. Peck describes exactly what it is that we experience when We
think we have fallen in love. Much of what Peck describes as falling in love
has to do with what he calls "ego boundaries". These ego boundaries are
established during infancy and continue to develop throughout the person's life.
These boundaries represent an individual's limits with their mental and physical
power, as they are perceived by the individual. With these ego boundaries many
people feel confined into their own personal identity which generally creates a
feeling ...

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the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's
spiritual growth." Pg 81.
Love then seems to fall into place as one of the key elements involved
in enlightenment. To fully reach an individual's peak of spiritual potential,
it seems imperative for a person to form a loving relationship with another
person. There is so much to be gained from a bond between two individuals,
which is most commonly the underlying motive for finding someone to connect with.
Whether they are conscious of it or not, many people have a desire to find a
companion from whom they can grow, whether it be intellectually, romantically,
spiritually, or any other means of progression that is to be gained from ...

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