Real Love: Myth, Mystery, Magic?

Which Is It?

real loveIf you have the extra time and want to delve into it, let me tell you in the offing that scientifically, love is just a chemical reaction; it is not what it is painted to be. Real love many often call it but there is no spiritual depth and surging emotions that draw you mystically towards your soul mate.

However, disciples of love believe that love is a magical connection between two people. Faithful followers steadfastly proclaim that people were created in soul-pairs. And as they descended to earth, they were ripped apart. So each of us is in fact a ripped soul and spends life in the search of our other half. Some of them are lucky enough to find another soul whose serrated edges will fit perfectly with their own. Others (read as: majorly, mostly) just latch on to whatever is available and spend life in quiet discontent that occasionally becomes very obvious in relationships.

Of course, the mythical world is full of examples of all the things love should but cannot be. Aphrodite, Cupid and their lot, would have you believe that love is all of those wonderful things that make life so worth living, above all reproach.

Where Is Real Love?

Real love is, perhaps, the way an aged couple remembers nothing but each other. Real love is in the packed lunches, the side of the bed and the morning cup of tea. When one remembers the other’s choices and every moment of their life is planned with the other in mind – is it not love? What strange emotion can make someone cook and clean, work and spend, not for oneself but for another? It is perplexing, bewildering, confusing. Yet at the same time, it is one of the most gratifying, satisfying, fulfilling states of living.

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Love seems to break down barriers; it spans across religions, countries and cultures. It is passed from parent to child, from friend to friend, from man to animal. But is there such a thing as true, ultimate, absolute love?

Perhaps real love is a mystery. It is a mystery alone: an unfathomable, not discernible, alien thing. No one can really know how two different people fall in love. What peculiar pull, what bizarre attraction! The mysteries it entails can only be understood by the initiated; those who are granted entry to its pathways.

Does Not Need Clarification

real loveOr maybe it is the love of the Creator for His creation that would count as true love? It has myth and mystery and truth on its side. But then this begs the question – is this love mutual and equal? Is it fair and balanced? And is that even of any importance?

To sum up, it would probably be safe to say that true love does not need clarifications and explanations. To love and be loved, just the quiet faith of it being so, is enough. And until you find that ripped part of your soul, it is always good to have good ol’ science to fall back upon – what does love got to do with it? It is nothing but a chemical reaction!

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20 thoughts on “Real Love: Myth, Mystery, Magic?

  1. Love to me can NOT be described. It just is.

    1. Ms Claudette

      “It just is,” is a great way to describe the mystery we call love. 🙂 Thanks GiGi!

  2. Very interesting article, I have read a lot of material on love and relationships in the past years. This is one of the most insightful and useful ones for me personally. Thank you so much for sharing

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome and thank you for your visit. 🙂

  3. Nicole Escat

    I think real love is a choice, we all have a choice. I don’t believe in magic or myth.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thanks for that Nicole. Always love to hear your perspective. 🙂

  4. I guess there isn’t a mystery bigger than love. Aphrodite herself had the worst time finding love in myths
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    1. Ms Claudette

      None greater Momina! Thanks for sharing your perspective. 🙂

  5. You are not crazy GiGi, Its greta bottle that feeling and have it always no matter what life throws at both of you! Its precious…!
    Claudette, I LOVE this post. More so because yesterday I was thinking of the woman that LOVED ME So much she sacrificed her chance at happiness for me. She lived vivaciously through me, and I didnt even notice…until I had my own. The love that does all and rots for the other. The Agape love as well….Lov eit makes the world go round..It also makes the world go cray cray!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Glad that it resonated with you Julie! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience.

  6. Real love takes time, patience and hard work. It doesnt just happen. It is continuing to be there even when the in love feeling fades, as it often does.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Isn’t that the truth Samantha – that the feeling often fades. Thanks for sharing that. 🙂

  7. Elizabeth O.

    I am starting to look at real love as a choice and not just as a feeling. I love how you described real love because that’s how I would describe it as well. For me it’s also that feeling when you want the person you love to be happy regardless.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I would have to agree with you and have come to that in a few instances in recent years – whereby the other person’s happiness is most important rather than being in a relationship necessarily. 🙂 Thanks for your insight as always Elizabeth.

  8. [ Smiles ] It is all about love.

    Thank you for posting something that is so inspiring!

    1. Ms Claudette

      And thank you for your visit Renard! 🙂

  9. Real love is in the small daily things – I agree with that one. Big gestures are nice, but the day to day matters most.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Indeed they do, Laura, indeed they do.

  10. I’ve never ever ever ever felt the way I feel about my fiance, before in my life and I KNOW that this feeling is LOVE. I think about him all the time. Miss him the second he leaves. Get annoyed by him yet also want to kiss him constantly… HAHAHA! Or maybe I am just a crazy person?!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Maybe or just drunk in love? Either way, I am so happy for you GiGi! 🙂

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