Love Lightens

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles

Love is analgesic; it makes us become much more pain resistant.

Love increases creativity.

Love changes our biochemistry and reduces the cortisol in our system, reducing inflammation and making our movements less restricted while also reducing our abdominal and visceral fat.

Even though we do dumb things in the name of love (because we are distracted by it or our neocortical activity is reduced by the hormone storm in our bloodstream), love is a good thing from a biochemical point of view. 

From a philosophical point of view it is even better.  It gives a light to the world and we are all more poetical, inspired to see beauty and attempt to emote and emulate it.  Love makes us all artists and bolder, happier and more loving to all people.  Love makes us more empathetic and charitable and cheerful.  It brings out our best.

Love lightens and brightens and enlightens the world.