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Some Thoughts About Love

What do we think love is?  If we are going to identify something as the most elevated of emotions, we should have some idea of what we are talking about.  

We like to think or say that love is in our hearts but in reality, love develops in our mind. It is cultivated and stored in the cells of our brains and our bodies in ways we hardly comprehend. Neuroscience has revealed to us how neurochemicals, receptors, and electrochemical functions operate. 
This emotion can and does act on our whole body. We know our heart is affected in a physical way at the sight or thought of a special person we love. These feelings seem to extend to all of the nerves in our body at times.  Don't we also call the depression that sets in when love or a loved one is lost a broken heart?
Like words, emotions are recorded and stored as electrochemical light and energy in a format more powerful than any computer.  No computer can convert information into emotion or convert emotion into a physical experience lik…

A Self-Evident Eternity Surrounds Us

Birth and death are parentheses that mark our current state of being. We call it life. Many with any sense of awareness will ponder the meaning of it.

Philosophy can't answer the questions of death and eternity and neither can science at this point. Science will never be able to tell us the purpose of life.  It is a theological matter.  Is there a God or not?  The same thing happens to all of us when we die no matter what we individually might think or believe.  It is not an arbitrary thing according to our personal whims or any undefined individual belief systems. How can you find that answer?

The earth's recorded written history is only around 6000 years old. Why isn't it 100,000 years old or millions of years old?  How old is the past after all? Some scientific theories speculate that the cosmic horizon is some 13.8 billion years ago and so began the universe as we know it. It is just theory and speculation, however, the past would go beyond that in a never ending path.