Suppose your skin feels hot, you`re sweating, you feel somewhat dizzy,
and your throat it all dry. Do you have a fever, or are you in a room
where the temperature is too high? How do you know?
Many people believe that it`s a one-way pipe between our mind and our
feelings. We experience a mental event and our feelings take place as a
consequence. Despite ongoing medical evidence showing that the body can
*cause* mental events, a lot of people don`t believe it.
Passion is a body feeling. Nobody`s got a definitive separation between
"passion" and "love." So if you`re passionate about something, can you
really know what`s the target of that passion?
Suppose you`re feeling afraid. If it`s "obvious" that people only feel
afraid for a good reason, then you`re going to look around in your
mind, memory, and outside world to "figure out" what`s causing you to
be afraid. But what if your body is pumping you up with adrenaline and
mimicking the symptoms of fear?
I`ll argue that because you "require" a source for the feeling of fear,
you`ll find one. You`ll choose something and fixate on that thing,
person, or belief, and proclaim it to be the cause of your fear. It
isn`t, but so what? It sure seems like it is, therefore....it is.
When a group of women live in close proximity, for instance the
military, dormitories, apartments, their monthly cycle synchronizes.
Why? Nobody knows, but it`s been routinely documented. If we put a group
of people with a strong sense of passion into close proximity, wouldn`t
it make sense that there`d be a growing sense of synchronicity? Is that
love....or just a strong common bond?
Can people fall in love online? Of course. As lots of people have said,
above, it happens all the time and people can fall in love anywhere.
But wouldn`t it be a better question to ask if that love is authentic,
or long-lasting love?