Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Loving With All Your Heart

I don't think it's possible. The very concept of your heart doing the loving is little more than an expression. In ancient Greece, it was believed that the heart was the center of thought rather than the brain, but we know now that all emotions and thoughts are in the brain. I guess we kept the heart notion because that's where we physically feel the most pain and joy, but that's still not what we use to love.

Our "heart" is how we figuratively refer to our ability love. I've heard a lot of people say "I love her with all my heart" and things similar. If we take heart figuratively as our ability to love, then does that mean you love nothing else in life? The truth is, love isn't something that can be divided up, and niether is that figurative heart. Love is an emotional attatchment that we hold for people, pets, items, places, and so forth; it is not like we have only so much love to give, but rather we grow to love more things as life progresses.

When we look at the figurative heart like that, it is impossible to love someone will all of your heart. Love just doesn't work like that.

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