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I live in Vancouver, WA (USA)

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Journal time! I’m going talk a little about what I’m passionate about: Love! I don’t know all about it, nobody does because there’s no set definition, but I feel like I know more than most from what I’ve seen and experienced with people. So I’ll share a couple thoughts of mine on the subject.

Some see it, feel it, believe it, or just avoid it all together. What is love?
Love is not just desire, not just lust, and not infatuation. Love is seeing the beauty in the person in a raw form. When you feel at peace without the distraction of a motive. Finding that special someone is kind of a puzzle in itself. To get to that point you need to solve the puzzle of the self. Many people don't even know who they are for most of their whole life. To put it briefly; you have to know yourself and learn who you are as a person before you’re ready to be with someone else. Which I don't think most people realize. They follow the path of society instead of taking their own path to discovering themselves.
People get distracted with the physical part of relationships before they even know themselves or the person that they’re with. Sex is part of love. But sex alone is just physical and becomes just a routine source of comfort without love. People who think that it’s the same don't know what love is. They like the feeling of intimacy but don't truly experience it without the true love part of it. You can’t ‘make love’ if you don’t even know what love is in the first place. 

Quoting Jiddu Krishnamurti: “When you have understood feeling completely, not partially, when you have really understood the totality of feeling, then you will know what love is. When you can see the beauty of a tree, when you can see the beauty of a smile, when you can see the sun setting behind the walls of your town, see totally, then you will know what love is.”

And… “Love is intelligence. And intelligence means sensitivity, to be sensitive to the situation. And the situation, if you are sensitive, will tell you what to do. But if you are insensitive, if you are already determined what to do, if you are hurt by what you have done, then insensitive action takes place.”

Love is being corrupted by the immature and the careless without a clue of what it truly means. Love is not just pleasure. Love is not a habit. Love is total absence of the ego, aggressions, and greed in oneself.

Being alone isn’t a bad thing, like most make it seem. Being alone gives you time to discover yourself and to find that true love later on. Once you realize that, waiting to discover that love won’t be as hard. Yes, it'll still suck, we're still human after all. Haha. But you’ll know that when you do find it with someone who sees it the same way, it’ll be that much better.
That is what I believe. That one day, all of that time discovering myself will turn into something great and I’ll get to share that and grow with someone I’ll truly love. Until that day comes, I’ll know that I’m going on the right path.

I’ll leave a couple other quotes here that I also like:

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” ― Bruce Lee

“I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” ― Oscar Wilde

Take care, everyone! =)
~ Brandon

Pano 20151122 124648 by brandojones
Pic that I took back in November (Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge).

#love #quotes #life #alone #single #notalone #future #pathoflife #hope 

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H3lloGalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!!!
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H3lloGalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav 😜😜✌
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thanks for the favs and watch! :thanks:
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Thanks for the fav' mate, it's a pleasure ! :)
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