When I first began to mature, I came across an acronym for love that read:
Loss Of Valuable Energy.
I’ve been carrying it for a long time.
But now it is clear that love is everything and that we cannot survive without it.
Is it possible to call love a force?
Without a doubt.
Because it makes some people feel attracted to others, love is gravity.
If, instead of E = mc2, we agree that the energy needed to cure the globe can be obtained by multiplying love by the speed of light squared, we might conclude that love is the most powerful force on the planet because it has no bounds.
As a result, research suggests that LOVE is a neurochemical known as beta-endorphin, which is a natural opioid similar to heroin and thus addictive.
When you damage yourself, but also during physical contact, it is released in the body as a natural painkiller.
Beta-endorphins are released when we touch, embrace, or interact with others.
One may say that this is the hormone that allows long-term relationships to flourish, since when we interact with our partners, we receive a rush that makes us feel great, but when we are apart from them, we experience withdrawal symptoms that make us want to return to them continuously.
Another way of putting it is that love is an untamed force.
Love is biologically based.
It pervades every part of our life and has sparked a plethora of artistic endeavours.
Love has a significant impact on our emotional and physical health.
Bereavement alters human physiology and may even precipitate mortality; a “broken heart” or a failed relationship can have disastrous consequences.
Even if all of their other fundamental needs are met, humans cannot thrive without loving relationships.
As a result, you can readily identify to the renowned famous passage from Pauolo Coelho’s book The Zahir, which says….
Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”
Love has existed since the beginning of human evolution, according to the history of homo sapiens.
Do you know, Carl Linnaeus, the creator of the present classification system for creatures, termed Homo sapiens in 1758.
Love originated hundreds of millions of years ago, enabling our mammalian ancestors survive throughout the dinosaur era, according to fossils.
The fact that this attachment is ubiquitous shows that it is the original, ancestral form of bonding – the first sort of love from which all others arose.
Fear, for example, is linked to ancient areas of the brain and is thought to have evolved among our premammal ancestors.
Filial feelings, such as a mother’s love for her children, appear to have originated among the earliest animals.
Guilt and pride are examples of social emotions that emerged among social primates.
Emotions are influenced by a network of interconnected structures in the brain known as the limbic system, as you may already know.
Emotions and behavioural reactions are influenced by key components such as the hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala, and limbic cortex.
That is why, “You call it madness, but I call it love.”.
But, are we properly utilising the untamed power in our lives in order to become
complete homo sapiens?
I have my doubts.
According to studies, the search for love is universal.
“Most people want to be in a relationship and have similar needs and sentiments,
regardless of their sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or origin.
Dr. Anna Machin, an evolutionary anthropologist from the Department of Experimental
Psychology, is eager to educate us about love and to assist us in finding and keeping a spouse.
To that purpose, she worked with BBC Earth and featured on a Channel 4 show to make scientifically based pairings.
Because of heredity and neurochemistry, she claims, our bodies push us to seek out and keep specific mates.
Many studies have found that persons in meaningful relationships have a lower death rate than people who are single.
When people are in a strong, supportive relationship, they are more likely to have higher self-esteem, which lowers the risk of depression in both men and women.
Other studies demonstrate that when a person is in an intimate relationship, they are more
likely to adopt safety practises.
Finally, a meaningful connection might make a person feel less anxious.
Let’s look at how we might harness this wild power known as LOVE to awaken ourselves
and fulfil our potential as full-fledged homo sapiens.
Longer Life Expectancy
Married people live longer, according to a growing body of evidence.
During an eight-year period in the 1990s, one of the largest research looks at the influence of marriage on mortality.
Researchers discovered that persons who had never been married were 58 percent more likely
to die than married people, based on data from the National Health Interview Survey.
According to research, having a happy spouse leads to a longer marriage, and new findings reveal that it’s also linked to a longer life. Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, published the findings.
“The findings suggest that spousal life satisfaction is linked to mortality, regardless of socioeconomic or demographic features or physical health state,” says study author Olga Stavrova of Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
By preventing feelings of solitude, marriage guards against death.
This results in….
Fewer visits to the doctor
The Department of Health and Human Services examined a slew of studies on marriage and health.
One of the report’s most surprising findings is that married people visit the doctor less
frequently and spend less time in the hospital on average.
“No one knows why romantic relationships are beneficial to one’s health,” One Research findind says.
“The best logic for this is that evolution has shaped human beings to live in close-knit social groups.
When it doesn’t happen, biological systems… become overburdened.”
Another theory is that people who are in good relationships look after themselves better.
A spouse may be able to keep you honest about your dental hygiene.
Fewer visits to the doctor leads yoy to……
Reduced depression and substance abuse.
Reduced depression and substance abuse will lead you to……
Lowered Blood Pressure
It is beneficial to your blood pressure to have a happy marriage.
Indeed, singles with a robust social network performed admirably in the blood pressure
trial, though not as well as happily married folks.
Lowered Blood pressure means….
Anxiety is reduced.
A loving, stable partnership is preferable to a fresh romance when it comes to worry.
Functional MRI (fMRI) scans were utilised by researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook to examine the brains of people in love.
They compared fresh couples who were enthusiastic with long-term couples who were well bonded.
Both groups showed activation in a brain region linked to strong love.
One of the study’s authors, Arthur Aron, PhD, adds, “It’s the dopamine-reward area, the same area that responds to cocaine or winning a lot of money.”
However, there were significant variations in other areas of the brain between the two groups.
When it comes to long-term relationships.
Improvements in Stress Management
What about other sorts of stress if love may help people cope with pain?
There is evidence of a relationship between social support and stress management, according to Aron.
“You can handle better if you’re confronting a stressor and have the support of someone
who loves you,” he tells WebMD.
If you lose your work, for example, having a partner to support you can benefit you
emotionally and financially.
You’ll be able to achieve more with better stress management.
A More Joyful Life
One of the most evident advantages of love is happiness. However, studies are only now beginning to uncover how strong this link might be. According to a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, happiness is determined more by the quality of family ties than by income. As a result, we have empirical evidence that the power of love, at least in some instances, outweighs the power of money.
Natural Pain Relief
Another significant benefit of long-term relationships, according to the fMRI study,
is increased activation in the area of the brain that regulates pain.
This discovery is backed up by a CDC report.
Married people were less likely to report of headaches and back discomfort in a survey
of almost 127,000 adults.
The mystery is heightened by a tiny research published in Psychological Science.
16 married ladies were subjected to the danger of an electric shock by researchers.
When the ladies were holding their husband’s hand, their stress-related brain areas exhibited decreased activity.
The larger the effect, the better the marriage.
Colds are less common.
We’ve seen how loving relationships can help with stress, anxiety, and sadness, which could help the immune system.
People who express pleasant emotions are less likely to become ill after being exposed to
cold or flu viruses, according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers.
People who appeared joyful and tranquil were compared to individuals who appeared
nervous, aggressive, or depressed in the study, which was published in Psychosomatic Medicine.
Healing time is reduced.
Positive relationships have the potential to speed up the healing of flesh wounds.
Blister wounds were given to married couples by researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center.
When compared to partners who showed a lot of anger toward each other, wounds healed nearly twice as fast in those who communicated warmly.
The results of the research were reported in Archives of General Psychiatry.
Love is the most powerful and complicated human emotion.
While everyone feels love differently, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race,
nationality, religion, or other factors, everyone has the ability to love.
Love has numerous shapes and displays itself in a variety of ways throughout your
life and relationships.
This is a young field of study, and there is still a lot to learn.
Love and oxytocin, on the other hand, are both extremely potent.
With power comes responsibility, of course.
Although research into the processes by which love—or hormones
like oxytocin—can protect us from stress and disease is still in its early stages,
Don’t you believe we should use this untamed force to awaken us into
complete homo sapiens?
I know you will, which is why you may practise LOVE management by being more
kind and giving. This will help you establish a love connection that will lead to you
becoming a complete homo sapiens.
- Make it a goal to bring happiness and joy to others.
- Be a person of increase; be giving with your time and money.
- Make a goal to perform one random act of kindness today, even if it’s only a simple smile.
- Physical contact that is given in a caring and nurturing manner can quickly enhance your mood, reduce tension, and put you at ease.
- Every day, try to hug at least one person you care about.
- Enjoy your life.Every day, add more joy to your life and be grateful for what you have.
- Every day, love and treat yourself with kindness.
- Treat yourself with the same respect as you would another person with whom you are sincerely in love.
- You will be more equipped to love others if you love yourself first.
And the more love you offer, the more love you’ll get in return.
You are likely to experience the fluttering butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, and dopamine high that comes with finding new love with time, soul searching, self-discovery, and being open to new experiences, which will undoubtedly lead you to be a complete homo sapiens.
Who does not want to be fully encouraged by Robbie Williams’ magnificent song
” Love my life” when they are in love with themselves?
Simply act and behave in accordance with the lyrics of this timeless song to feel the true LOVE within you.
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