Since today is Valentine’s Day, I decided to do a post related to romantic love. There are many forms of love, the deepest kind of love being compassionate, unconditional love, the kind of love that religion and spirituality speaks to. But there is also romantic love, the kind all humans crave. So why do we crave it? It turns out it is hard-wired in our brains and our biology. There is research in the scientific community to uncover the underlying cause and effect of this thing called love, and a very intelligent TedTalk on this subject by Helen Fisher which is quite interesting.
Please take a few minutes to listen to her eloquent speech on this subject that she is very passionate about and see how it relates to your life experience. I’d love to know what you think and feel about this, so freely comment and share.
Be well and joyful ~ be love and be loved. Happy Valentine’s Day <3
“Romantic love is an addiction: a perfectly wonderful addiction when it’s going well, and a perfectly horrible addiction when it’s going poorly.”
~ Helen Fisher
Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.
Anthropologist Helen Fisher studies gender differences and the evolution of human emotions. She’s best known as an expert on romantic love, and her beautifully penned books — including Anatomy of Love and Why We Love — lay bare the mysteries of our most treasured emotion.
( ☆* Be well & joyful
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