My latest posts were very serious, so with this one I want to lighten things up a bit.
I was doing some reading on how Buddhists view romantic love (I am not a follower but occasionally get interested in specific things).
I found this long but great post which I read with interest. I don’t know how scientific it is or who the guy is but I really learned something from it.
The best point in it is about how we often confuse desire to connect with someone with wanting them. And then there is very specific advice on how to resist this (Buddhists would prefer ‘manage’) temptation.
You see a beautiful flower, you admire it. Don’t cut it. You will not own or internalise or get closer to its beauty that way. Admire it and move on. Let it be. Smile and be grateful for what you’ve seen. Be Buddha.