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Love's True Meanings

by Michael Corthell Love's true meaning, as defined by God, has been demoted with common usage in the English language and in our society. Used in advertising for example, love is often confused with infatuation. Infatuation is that 'high' feeling we get when we first 'fall' in love. This kind of 'love' is something that lasts a relatively short time, often less than a year, and unless it transitions to a true deep love, a broken relationship will likely ensue. It is good to note, however, that this type of love is the first stage of a relationship before developing into a mature intimacy and is therefore necessary for mature relationship bonding. ''Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.'' —Lao Tzu Indeed, the true meaning of 'LOVE" has been terribly abused and degraded in today's world. It is used to describe selfish sexual lust, mainly by popular

[Love] it all...

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. ― George Sand Never mind money, power, and fame, it's love  —   how much you gave and how much you received that counts for anything. Love is the only treasure you take with you when you leave this world. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” ― Albert Einstein

[Good Life] it's your life

  “You know, an old man like me can teach a young boy like you all the good things in life. But it takes a young boy like you to teach an old man like me to appreciate all the good things in life. I guess that’s what life’s all about.” ― Wilson Rawls, Summer of the Monkeys Your life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling. There is nothing wrong with that.

What Makes a 'Good' Life?

  by Michael Corthell There are two primary ways of trying to live a good life. The first is living a life of Faith, that is believing in God and the other is living without belief in God. A secondary to this is, of course, being agnostic, which is still living without Faith—by not being committed to the Creator. ''The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.'' —Bertrand Russell Our relationship to the world is colored by whether or not we think there is a creative purpose for our lives. Looking past the theological belief how can we a achieve a good life in a practical, step by step way? Life Plan What do you value most? List all the people and things that you value. Prioritize your list. Take a good amount of time thinking about the things without which you couldn't live without. Determine your moral compass. What are your core values? Freedom, justice, altruism? Kindness, courage? Determine your moral code and ethics.

Live Slower, Enjoy More AND Get More Done

by Michael Corthell There is much evidence today that slowing down your life can actually improve your health and your productivity, which will lead you a positive mindset that will increase your happiness. ''Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.'' —Henry Van Dyke At the beginning of both the industrial age and information age it was promised that objects, and information storage would provide increased productivity for our society, meaning that people could work less and have more time to live a balanced healthy life. That isn't how it played out exactly. We had to wait for a new age—the much anticipated age we a currently entering—the Spiritual Age for that to happen. Why will this age be different? It will be different because of time, or the perception of it and mankind's realization that everything does