Love or Lust

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“He took her to his house. Neat rooms, soft beds , warm tongues. He didn’t take her home.”

Wonder whether you’re in love or in lust? Whether your obsession about someone is a sign of love or addiction? Whether you’re staying in a troubled relationship because
you’re addicted or in love? It’s complicated, and lust and love and addiction don’t always exclude one another. Endless analyzing doesn’t help or change our feelings, because we’re often driven by forces outside our conscious awareness. Love is every bit as beautiful as lust is ugly.

Yet lust causes so much confusion it can lead you in the opposite direction of where love is. So you go down
the road of lust thinking you will find love only to find emptiness and a craving for more love.
It is ironic how love and lust are so much related to each other yet very much different. Well for one thing
they don’t have the same purpose. A person in lust may greedily hunger for sensual or sexual pleasure while a person in love sees beyond physical and simply take it as the part of the package that makes the person special.
Where love is a passionate and deep affection for another person lust is merely an intense craving for sexual desire. True love waits where lust says “I want it now”. Love is an act of will with undying commitment where lust refuses to make a commitment. Love protects where lust tears you down and destroys you.
To sum it all up, the difference between the two aside from
the spelling is the affection that is being shared in the midst of these emotions. Lust evolves around the physical archetype of being satisfied and wanting more than the ordinary bodily sensation. While love is an oblivious veneration which nobody can seem to explain but it’s a need for human
existence.

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Jyotsana Rawat

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