[listeners: emmanuella, josie, adrian, priscilla... sometimes meng kin]
1. Keeping thoughts of the past or old mind sets is actually a trap that you fall into to prevent
yourself from fulfilling your destiny.
2. We must be willing to put something down to embrace something better.
3. Thinking negatively makes small matters seem big. When you magnify an object, it's size
doesn't change.. only your angle of perspective of that object will.
4. You think you're in love when the handsome guy swaggers in front of your eagle eyes, but
sorry to intros kept it- you're just in love with the idea of being in love.
5. The first type of love in a person's life is called Eros. The boy is captivated by a beautiful girl
and the girl by a handsome boy. He or she is taken up with this person's interiority as
incarnated in physical beauty of that person. But to be truly in love,
however, means something more than just Eros.
6. Emotions and feelings are our passions. Passions are considered to be lower powers
of our soul. They are said to be controlled by the higher power -- will. The first and
foremost passion is love- a sensual love aroused by the stimulation of the senses. It is 'sensual'
because it has its beginning and end in the senses.
7. And because it is sensual it has its limitation- it will at some time reach
its saturation point. For this reason overwrought emotion - the essence of puppy
love - will leave you spent, drained, after a short while. For your emotions, stimulated by your
senses, can take so much and no more.This limitation accounts for the swiftness
with which puppy love dwindles once it has reached its peak.
8. "Love is blind." It is true in the sense that love is an affective
phenomenon. The affectivity can help us to understand another but it can also obscure the
issue. This can be dangerous if it leads to marriage, because daily life together will demonstrate
to each the realising of the other's personality.
9. On the other hand, mature love contains, absorbs and purifies this
sensual love. It can never reach the point where it can have too much love. True, it
begins in the senses, arouses pleasurable emotions, it readily recognises the physical attraction
and outward charm, but it does not stop there.
10.It pursues further ; it looks into the character - into
the very soul of the one loved.
What mature love finds, must equal and surpass the charm and
beauty which first attracted it.
11. If mature love is disappointed at what it finds in an other's character, the very
disappointment exerts a shattering effect. The physical beauty and outward charm
begin to lose their hold on mature love.
BUT when mature love finds the inward beauty then the will, the loving
power, loves with a great intensity.