This sums up my kind of love Martian Tom
My love is not kind and gentle like your love. It’s not fair and gives nothing, other than itself. It fierce and unrelenting and it leads me, I don’t lead it.
I don’t know about transcendent love, other than what I learned from you today, but this sums up my love.
I don’t really know about love.
I am not certain that I understand what it really is. And I have some doubts as to whether it really exists.
I do think, however, that ‘loving unconditionally’ is a condition in its own right.
I do, therefore, ‘love’ an infinite regress..., if that helps?
I don’t think it’s possible to really know love, not in the usual sense of knowing. It’s more an experience and each person’s experience of it will of course be different. However, no matter how different the experience, there is no doubt about the experience of love. Those who have experienced it may struggle to describe it but they all know what it means, even if explanations differ.
I’m not sure how loving unconditionally is a condition but it’s sounds interesting. Please explain that to me as I can’t undetstand it and I have no idea at all what that means ~ to love an infinite regress! Lol!
Thank you for you answer, yes, it helps, I look talking about this stuff. Thank you.
I guess I am thinking that, if you love people unconditionally, (which I understand to mean loving them without any conditions placed upon them that they must fulfill in order to receive your love ...) then that in itself is a condition on you, i.e you must love people unconditionally (i.e no matter what...) That is a condition (placed on you) in itself isn't it? Or have I got the total wrong end of the stick here?
An infinite regress is broadly speaking (in my understanding,) when someone is asked to justify their answer and then they find that their answer/justification actually only creates another further question, and this process goes on to infinity (and beyond.)
When we start hitting the infinite regresses and the paradoxes, these are my most favourite things .
I understand what you’re saying, but I didn’t chose to love all people, I just do, in as much as I love everything else as well. Of course on a more superficial level, or one where I chose to love based on my needs, what I enjoy etc, I barely love anybody, not for long anyway lol!
I love that ~ infinite regress, I’ve never heard that term before but I love answers that lead to more questions.
And yes, paradoxes are my thing too as opposed to opposites in the world of duality. When you go beyond that and into the paradoxes, then it really gets fun. I think these are my most favourite things as well :)
When you say you love everyone, is this statement used to describe a kind of 'general warmth or affection' for all humanity (and the earth, nature, animals etc.) ?
If so, this seems to me a very easy thing to do; and not least of all because you don't have to actually meet everyone...
'The more people I meet, the more I like my cat...'
AngelDust said:The more people I meet, the more I like my cat...'
BlueRay said:Of course on a more superficial level, or one where I chose to love based on my needs, what I enjoy etc, I barely love anybody, not for long anyway lol!
Ah..so its 'unconditional' in general, but 'conditional' when its up close and personal.
Makes perfect sense to me.