Monday, December 26, 2011

Agonizing bliss of union in romantic love

When we "fall in love", we slip into feelings of oneness and completeness with our beloved. This profound sense of unity and belonging gives us those deeply desired feelings of blissfulness as our heightened sense of passion finds its expression in each other's embrace.

 But when we are separated from or lose our beloved, we plunge into emptiness and insufficiency like nothing we have ever known before. Others may observe this as the most pitiful derangemnent. The intense painful anguish and aching we feel can become so consuming that our lives are driven almost to despair.

This agonizing bliss of union in romantic love is the nature of this divine madness.

Its bliss enlivens us and its absence distresses us