This isn’t an answer to the age-old question “what is love?” Rather, I simply want to lay out a perspective on love that’s formed from an intelligent approach. Why? Because I feel as if many people have already explained love through the lenses of poetry, philosophy, and writing, and because I feel like a perspective like this is refreshing/helpful for obtaining and retaining a high level of wellbeing.
The Biological Aspects
Love can very easily be considered a chemical cocktail of oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and other chemicals that make us feel good! Studies are showing that meditation allows us to produce a higher level of these chemicals, and my argument is that this is a very big reason for why we feel good while we meditate.
And love can easily be physical self-care, such as exercising, eating healthily, and preventing ourselves and others from getting hurt. Even if the most poetic writer of love were to eat their own optimal diet they would feel much more elevated since taking care of our biological self is a very, very grounded and effective way of being healthy and loving ourselves.
The Metaphysical Aspects
When we travel into our mind we can form the intention of going deep into our heart to see what’s inside. We can also choose to become more grateful and loving, and for me this often produces a white/green color that I can see in my mind.
Love can very easily be considered to be a certain energy field, just like how authenticity can easily be considered to be a certain energy field. We can say any words we please but the tone and energy we speak them often leaves a much greater impact (for better or for worse) than the actual words themselves. This seems to be widely known, however I don’t see the knowledge being applied very often. That is, why not try to speak with a loving energy instead of a “lower” energy, even if it’s hard?
On Loving People Being Taken Advantage Of
People who are born with big hearts are often born with a decreased IQ. I don’t know why, but it would be interesting to find out.
This often leads to them being taken advantage of, sometimes without them even realizing it. And sometimes they even rationalize it to themselves and others, especially if one of their family members is the wrongdoer. Being agreeable and swallowing the corruption has its place, however I feel as if many good-hearted people should stand up against it since that’s often what’s best for their long-term wellbeing.
At the end of the day, love is most strongly experienced as a feeling. It is its own unique experience and it’s strongly considered to be positive and genuine, biological and metaphysical.
We see (feel) this when we take DMT and 5-MeO-DMT most prominently! Yes, we can increase our sense of love through meditation and conscious intention, however ingesting these molecules more often than not produces a feeling of love that is so prominent and so intense that it is unrivaled by everything else.
Once we know that love is a combination of the physical and the metaphysical we can appreciate it and take very effective steps to live in it long-term 🙂
The higher level of “base love” we have as a species the less destruction we partake in. Love, in essence, is regenerative, and so my theory is the more psychedelic trips we partake in the less destruction we inflict, and the higher our quality of life will be as a result. And we raise the “base level” of collective love by raising the level of love within ourselves and encouraging others to do the same 🙂
However, it seems to me like many people in power want the opposite of this. They yearn for destruction, no matter if it’s physical or metaphysical, but even so love continues to ultimately rule over fear.
Thank you so much for reading! I’ll see you in the next post 🙂