What is love? Love encompasses a wide range of positive and powerful emotional and mental feelings, from an abstract high ideal, the highest personal, spiritual or emotional habit, the most profound interpersonal connection, or the simplest enjoyment. In essence, love is not so much about the object of love (who we think of when we say ‘loving someone’) but more about our own experience of love and its practice.
Some of the strong feelings of love are very deep, such as love for a spouse, close friend or family member. However, they are often accompanied by other emotions such as guilt, resentment, self-pity, envy or fear. Some strong feelings of love would also be experienced if we loved a stranger or were harboring resentment towards another person. Strong feelings of love and affection could also occur if we loved ourselves, to feel the warmth and cuddling sensations we get when we are loved.
When we are in romantic love, there are some strong feelings of love that can arise from experiencing intimacy with another person. Intimacy involves closeness, compassion, trust, understanding, and sharing of our intimate thoughts and feelings. When we are intimate with another person, this helps to release anger, pain, depression, and any negative feelings that can arise due to these issues. By opening our heart and sharing our innermost feelings with another person, we are able to let go of the past and create a safer space for now.
However, sometimes romantic love does not lead to a lasting relationship with another person. This is because, in many cases, we do not go through the painful process of releasing old resentful feelings. We tend to put them on a shelf and forget about them. Instead of letting these feelings and resentments fester, it is better to face them head on and work to let them go. Here are some ways to turn the romantic element of our affection into a solid form of love.
The most powerful and positive emotions created by intimacy are enthusiasm and happiness. By being intimate with another person, you can feel these wonderful feelings of excitement, vitality, and happiness. By expressing your feelings of excitement and happiness, you are not only releasing negative feelings but also adding positive emotions to your life. When we express our enthusiasm and happiness with another person, we boost their morale as well, which can have a positive affect on their lives. In addition to turning your romantic feelings into feelings of love, you are also making another person feel more comfortable, appreciated, and cherished.
Another important way to turn your romantic love into a solid form of affection is to listen to them. When we are intimate with someone, we may inadvertently neglect their feelings. When we take the time to listen to what they are saying, we begin to develop a stronger bond with them. This allows the two of us to work together to achieve goals that are beneficial to both of us. When one of us is successful, the other one is more likely to be successful. With so many relationships fail, it is important for people to work together in order to keep the relationships alive and thriving.