LOVE & ADDICTION
Over the years, one of top searches in Google, if not the top depending on the year, is “What is love?” In fact, throughout all of human existence, Love is undoubtedly the single most thought about topic of all time. Though it is at the heart of our being and essential to the greatest commandment, this idea – noun – verb – seems to cause us the greatest difficulty.
Think for just a moment: how would you answer the question: What is love?
I have been thinking a lot lately about the difference between love and addiction, which some would say is one the same thing. For example, some say falling in love with someone is another way of saying you are addicted to that person – that love and addictions look very similar at a neurological level. Now, I am not an expert on the brain, so we might be able to debate that, but when it comes to the soul, I think love and addiction are quite different.
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