“Conceptually, “love” exists at three levels, all of which apply to the Human Being as a behavior that is functionally exclusive to the Human Species. It is not being implied that other life forms do not experience some aspect of these impressions. However, Human Beings possess a unique aptitude for the sensations of and interactions with the variant forms of “love.”
Somatic love is a physical attraction, i.e. the physical sensations experienced between Human Beings that may or may not include some degree of emotional connecting. Emotional love embraces the psychological impressions that develop (in levels of intensity) between Human Beings that may or may not include some degree of physical connecting.
Unconditional love is a force of energy that only a Human Being can aspire to and transcends both the latter and the former. Emotional and physical attachment between Human Beings, regardless of intensity level, only represent a notional sojourn into the realm of unconditional love.
Nothing is being proposed in this discussion that diminishes both the importance and the impact of physical and emotional experiences between Human Beings. The purpose of the Human Species is defined and forged through the evolutions of Human—to—Human interplays. Nonetheless, the arousal of somatic or emotional love does not establish the de facto presence of unconditional love.
When cultivated, unconditional love is the expression of an attained inner capacity specific to the Human Being. An individual thusly evolved is a dynamic energy structure that influences with an extraordinary force, reducing all cause and effect conditions to one constant interaction. She or he exists as the actualized power of unconditional love, absent of any capability to influence otherwise. Self-centeredness is supplanted by the transitioned ego.
The Human Being imposes conditions in all forms of relationships, e.g. marriage, friendship, business, political, ad infinitum. An individual maintains his or her anticipation that certain requirements will be adhered to if the integrity of the relationship is to be preserved.
Love is pure only when no restrictions are attached. That is why it is termed unconditional.”
The Irreducible Primary
© Rob Taylor, 2011