Love and other emotions that move us

Monday, June 30, 2008

Emotions are life's most powerful forces. We are moved to laugh, cry, dance, write (or blog), draw or paint by emotions like love, sympathy, pity, anger, rage, envy, jealousy.

If you aren't capable of experiencing any of the emotions I have mentioned, then you must be some kind of robot or alien, lifeless in short. Even God is full of emotions, he loves, sympathizes, and he can be angered. As long as we live and breathe, our emotions are integral part of our being.

In my last post, I have written about the mysteries regarding understanding the "other sex's" emotions. Yet I have failed to note that, before trying to discover somebody else's we must master our own.


Feelings are neither bad or good. We feel happy. We feel sad. We get angry. We get very, very upset. We are often disappointed about something. Our heart goes out to all the people who have lost their love ones especially in the recent tragedies in the shipwreck of MV Princess of the Stars, earthquake in China and Japan, cyclone and storms in Myanmar, abuse by Chinese authorities in Tibet, flash floods, terrorism, fire and other calamities in our countrymen.

But we must learn to manage our emotions or our emotions might take over our common sense. If that happens, we become crippled and paralyzed and might not function properly.


Love is the most glamorized human emotion although love in the real sense encompasses mere emotions. Love has a far richer hue that words could not even describe. I think "falling in love" is a notion we substitute to infatuation. Infatuation isn't a very popular world but it surely is a trend. You meet an interesting person and your heart might skip a beat, but it's not love. It might grow into love later if you nourish and allow it to be. Love is not something we fall into, it is something that grows. It takes time and once the foundation is firmly rooted, it cannot be easily destroyed.

Feelings can be deceptive. The Christian bible says the heart is the most deceitful above all things. The heart feels and the mind thinks. The head is rational and the heart is emotional? But how to achieve the perfect balance? That, honesty I don't know yet. Each of our personalities have loopholes, each person with a flaw. The way of one person is entirely different with another. You and me, we are distinct and unique. How you cope, address and manage emotions might be different with mine.

But whatever it is that we are thinking or feeling, we know that we have each other for support. And we have a big Brother in heaven looking, monitoring and helping us if we fail. These are what matters most.

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