Presentation on theme: "Common understanding of LOVE: Popular understanding of LOVE:"— Presentation transcript:
Common understanding of LOVE:
Popular understanding of LOVE:
- But still one remains lonely amidst the crowd… until the experience of boredom…
If love is wholly concerned with the other, What happens to myself?
There is an element of sacrifice in loving the other… In love, I renounce the motive of promoting myself. I have to break the provisional structure I have given to my own life, and this is painful.
The pain lies in abandoning my egotism… This does not mean the loss of myself. On the contrary, in loving the other I need to love myself…
A. The essence of gift-giving is that I give not in order to get something in return.
B. The giving in love is not a giving up: I am not deprived of something when I give in love because the self is not a thing… C. To give myself in love is not so much to give of what I have but of what I am and can become…
We experience love from the moment of conception until death and even beyond.