I will say I worship nothing, and yet I love a lot more. Love is very simple. There is a process of affinity. A natural sense of connectedness to life and those we encounter. It varies a lot and we can deliberately engage it.
The force of thought is like fire, where love is like water. Love is receptive, adapts. Fire is consuming, breaks things down and changes everything it touches. An appropriate metaphor?
How does anyone control a fire?
Either douse it or let it burn out.
Control of the fuel. You have it, but yes, most people think of dousing it or letting it burn out, and people do tend to burn out and become very jaded. How do people react socially to burn outs?
Pity? Almost as if they have lost their lives?
Yes. Are there any different reactions? If not, then why would pity be the universal reaction?
We could be next. Indeed, it can happen, and will given time unless one comes to understand the cycle of fire, the cycle of thought. Fire is formless potential. It is wild chaotic energy. Everything in our mental lives has this quality about it.
Does this also describe passion (fire?) vs. love? No. Passion is different. Passion is more like nuclear energy where as thought is more catalytic, reactionary. Passion and love are coupled forces though also distinct at the same time.
Anyone know much about demolition or pyrotechnics? The only control they have over fire during a demolition is over the context that the fire or explosion takes place in. If you exercise no control of context, take things out of context, if you fail to find perspective, then thought becomes destructive. What would give mind-energy this perspective?
The focus of our beliefs. Our loves, yes. If you would seek to preserve integrity and wellbeing, you must love first and think in that context. Keep that frame of reference in your style of reasoning.
Jealousy is this thinking out of perspective? Yes.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.