Love: an enigma to be solved

ISBN 9788899762315



“Love: an enigma to be solved” is a work that explores the complex and fascinating world of love, unveiling its mysteries and providing interpretative keys to understand and confront the challenges it presents. Through a combination of philosophical, literary, psychological, sociological, scientific, and existential approaches, the author takes the reader on a journey into the “planet of love,” exploring the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects that characterize it.

The work delves into the evolutionary origins of love, which, even through the role of hormones and neurotransmitters in sparking the flame of emotion, ensures the survival of the individual and the species. The book focuses on the phase of building romantic relationships, examining the dynamics underlying the formation of bonds and the creation of a deep and lasting emotional connection, in which love develops and evolves over time.

The author contrasts romantic love, characterized by intense and dramatic passions, with enduring love, based on trust, complicity, and stability. Attachment styles are analyzed and how they influence partner selection, the way relationships are approached, and how authentic love requires self-knowledge and understanding to give the best of oneself to the other person.

Finally, the author explains that solving the enigma of love doesn’t just mean understanding and addressing the dynamics of romantic relationships but also how love can bring genuine personal growth, offering opportunities to develop one’s ability to love in a more conscious and empathetic way.

“Love: An enigma to be solved” offers a comprehensive synthesis of the theories and experiences surrounding love, indicating to the reader that solving the puzzle of love is not only possible but also a journey of self-discovery and the discovery of others, personal growth, and happiness.

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Gennaio 2024

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The desire to love and be loved is physiological; otherwise, the human species would not exist. However, for some, it can hide a trap, a snare in which, sooner or later, all the romantic loves that have remained as such eventually shipwreck. This is because they have limited themselves to merely skimming the surface of the “Planet Love.” Exploring love in its depths is a journey where one must confront oneself first and foremost, delving into the darker parts of personality, fears, obsessions, selfishness, and, even more importantly, becoming aware of human fragility and imperfection.

Love is like a work of art, a masterpiece of life. Like any true artist, one cannot help but be inspired by this powerful and universal “force.” Love is the sap that nourishes the “heart,” giving life to words, making every emotion palpable. It is an infinite source of inspiration, an inexhaustible spring of ideas and reflections. When one loves, words dance like a symphony. Each word is a caress, a kiss, a hug, a smile. But love is not only romantic; it is also a love for humanity, for life itself. You can analyze the different facets of love, embark on an exciting journey, a deep exploration of the human soul. It is joy and suffering, hope and despair, trust and fear; it is a complicated intertwining of emotions, a labyrinth where one gets lost and finds oneself.

Yet, despite the challenges and tribulations, one cannot help but love. Love lives beyond time, beyond death. It is a love that defies time and space, that transcends boundaries and barriers; it is a hymn to the beauty of life and the strength of feelings. According to the poet Maya Angelou, “love is the only antidote to hatred and prejudice.”

Love is that emotion that every person desires; it is an innate desire in every individual. Without it, life will be meaningless; it is an essential ingredient for a fulfilling life. It nurtures emotions and keeps us alive. From the day we are born, we crave love… it is the language of the soul. A love of narrow-minded and selfish mentality will fail miserably, while sincere and less demanding love will nurture emotions. Love has the power to bring positive change in the individual’s personality and life. If everyone experienced love within themselves and focused on giving rather than receiving it, then the Earth would become a better place to live: free from violence, stress, corruption, and all other negative tendencies that stem from negative emotions like anger, greed, hatred, etc.

Love has a transformative impact on individuals and communities. Firstly, it provides a sense of belonging and connection. When one experiences love, whether romantic, familial, or platonic, there is a deep sense of connection and acceptance. Love nurtures emotional well-being, fostering a sense of security and support; moreover, it has a positive influence on physical and mental health. Numerous studies have shown that people with strong social ties and experience love tend to have lower levels of stress, a reduced risk of depression and anxiety, and an overall improvement in well-being. When one is loved, they are encouraged to become the best version of themselves; they are motivated to pursue their dreams, overcome obstacles, and reach their full potential; they gain purpose and direction in life that propels them towards greatness.