Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
I was just thinking about something along these lines. Love is a funny word. Most people I know associate it with romantic attachments. They speak in terms of 'objects of love'. To be honest, the moments in my life where I felt the most love for my self and my environment had nothing to do with other people. The love was something that I generated. I was in a state where I could create beauty, curiosity, joy, compassion, connection, hope, excitement. It felt like love, but that state was something I created, it wasn't an external object that existed outside my self. I then shared my feelings with other people as they came and went, but I didn't depend upon them. Actually, the last few years of my life, I have been focussing more upon the reactions of others for my sense of self worth and I feel less happy and confused.
Agreed. Love is a warm feeling and so wonderful. Attaching it to attachment ( lol ) is not required. Being attached to someone or something is fine, as it is the human condition. We love certain things because they bring something to our life, but loosing that thing due to attachment can be sad, but it's not the end of the world, as you are self-sufficient and can attract other opportunities.