Platonic Relationships / love

This is the ancient, philosophical interpretation And those who only know the non-platonic love have no need to talk of tragedy. In such love there can be no sort of tragedy. ― Leo Tolstoy,

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Platonic love is a special emotional and spiritual relationship between two people who love and admire one another because of common interests, a spiritual connection, and similar worldviews. It does not involve any type of sexual involvement. Most friendships begin as either personal or professional.

It is named after Greek philosopher Plato, though the philosopher never used the term himself. Platonic love as devised by Plato concerns rising through levels of closeness to wisdom and true beauty from carnal attraction to individual bodies to attraction to souls, and eventually, union with the truth.

 

 

 

Courtesy – https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-empowerment-diary/201802/the-secret-platonic-relationships

Stay happy, healthy and safe – 20

Look up,

laugh loud,

talk big

, keep the color in your cheek

and the fire in your eye,

adorn your person,

 maintain your health,

your beauty and your animal spirits.

William Hazlitt

Let’s Start Talking Again

We, as a society, really have no idea how suffocated people are in their emotions. Most people have nobody to express themselves entirely to. Everyone is holding back their vulnerabilities to maintain the social image of a confident and happy person.Heart-to-heart conversations have become rare, artificial and shallow. Most hearts are filled with empty defences.Most people can’t even talk to their life-partners openly for the fear of being judged or rejected. Emotions await just a release. Social images make sure that weakness is not glorified. Children have bottled up stress. Young people suffer from anxiety and depression. It is just lack of social support. It is lack of non-judgmental friendships. It is a result of fast and busy lives. where nobody has time to just sit and watch someone cry. It is a result of instant and impatient lifestyle practices, that emotions have started feeling like a waste of time.

We have Whats App, Facetime and social media – and we also have stress, anxiety and depression.Our forefathers had neither…. Because they talked to each other…… Because talking helps…..The face-to-face type talking, the just-listen-to-me. type talking, the hold-my-hand-and-let-me-cry type talking, the sit-next-to-me-and-listen-to-my-silence type talking… the talking where persons can be themselves and say anything they feel without the fear of any judgement or loss or rejection.Today, we don’t like that type of talking! In fact we avoid people. Naturally, it has led to mental illnesses….which are becoming an epidemic.There is not much we can do but we can offer listening. Let’s let people talk without any fear. Let’s create conversations.