Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thought for the Day - The Connection Between Wow and Love

There is a close connection between that feeling of love and that feeling of wow. It struck me that one cannot make anyone else feel like 'wow' without an element of love added to the relationship, the moment.
Pic courtesy - Satish N

If I have to make another person go wow by my presence or my interaction with him or her - it requires much from me. It will require an element of selflessness, of love unconditional.

The feeling of wow is well put in the story 'Carpe Diem' by Alan Cohen in 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' where t author proposes to a girl and feels exhilarated despite a luke warm reaction.

In his words he says - 'I had put my heart on the line without demanding a guarantee of the results. I did not give in order to get something back. I opened my feelings to her without an attachment to a particular response.'

'I realised the purpose of the whole experience: I needed to learn to open my heart and give love without requiring anything in return.'

'I clearly saw the dynamics that are required to make any relationship and perhaps the whole world would work: just keep putting your love out there.'

'We believe that we are hurt when we don't receive love. But that is not what hurts us. Our pain comes when we do not give love.'

To make another person feel wow, you must feel the love inside to make that person feel that. Love that does not expect anything in return.

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