Can life itself be your one true love?

February 23, 2008 8:07am CST
I think I am in love with life. Like any love affair it has its ups and downs, good times and bad times, and sometimes I do wonder about how long it will last. Life cannot love me, of course, but it can be good to me, kind to me and generous. When life treats me badly it does not matter because my love is unconditional. My love for life is different from any love I have for other people. It more permanent and more certain. Does anyone else feel like this or am I a bit crazy? If you say I am crazy I won't mind!
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@Amagnimo (637)
• India
29 Sep 08
Well, I never knew I am so late in response, buy hey, you are NOT crazy. I know how you are feeling (or has it changed in this 8 months? ). You have a very good philosophy to treat life and its ups and downs... You are gonna be able to think and take on Life positively this way. I do take it this way, and take care of my life, my love! Yeah, if I don't consider the people whom I trust and love the most, my parents, my gurudev, etc. than its my life that I love the most, and I do that because I really like it and the opportunity this life has given me to accomplish what I have to... getting me, alright? I am in some doubt that you are in the same philosphy now, I feel you have a different thinking now,is it? Or still the same?
29 Sep 08
My feelings have not changed, and I don't think they ever will. It is a love that never fades. As you say, having a positive attitude means I don't feel hurt or get upset when life gets difficult. My parents left this life many years ago and I have only myself to rely on.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
Your explanation may explain why you say so. We should think that way so we won't get discouraged easily when problems assail us. We should "love" life anyhow even when bad times are here. Nice concept there paid. Happy mylotting.
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21 Sep 08
Thanks Jenaisle. Yes it does make life a little easier when you fall in love with life, rather than thinking life is always hard and unfair.
• Philippines
24 Feb 08
No you're not sweety but this is a new thing I have heard and I find it cool. it's true what you said. We got all those ups and downs in life.I do have that a lot but I don't let it take affect on me much. I may not like my life but I sure do appreciate it and make it much better. :)
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• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Thanks for tagging me as the best response...Take care!
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• Canada
24 Feb 08
No I do not think you are crazy...at all. You have 'framed' your associate with life with great metaphors and I like it. I have heard the expression 'getting high on life' but experiencing life...as a true love is akin to the way I feel only I never worded it that way before. I see life is a great gift. Saying your love is unconditional is also wonderful..because it accepts what cannot be changed..and in that I am sure you have a more intimate, enjoyable relationship with life than those who do not flow with it the way you do. Good discussion..I have also requested you as a friend because in two brief exchanges on your site and mine...I like the way you think and express yourself. Cheers, Raia
24 Feb 08
Thank you my friend, your comments are much appreciated.
@madlees (1381)
• India
23 Feb 08
No one will ever call you crazy dear because that is true. The life has many ups and downs which the mother nature puts us through. If we have to get over all these we have to love life, only then we'll have enough patience to get through. As you say, only if you love life you can accept unconditionally what it offers you, either good things and bad ones. Life deals with lessons to one and all. If one can learn them and not make repeated mistakes, we can win the situations and know how to deal with nature and life. I have faced good and bad things which life has dealt and got over them by learning the mistakes I had done. don't you also feel like that?
23 Feb 08
Yes I do agree that a wise person will learn from the lessons of life
• Finland
24 Feb 08
I think you are having or you are very lucky. The extreme contingency of different incidents in life, and how one acts towards them determines how your life is being formed. "O Fortuna, like the moon, you are constantly changing."
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@xcellen (204)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 08
i think you are crazy.. in a good way :D, you have different view on life than what most of us can see, even I don't see life the way you do, I mean of course I understand how to act when life is being kind or being bad, but to see it as a "life to love" is interesting :)
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