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The Universal Bond What is love How do you define love Is there such a thing as true love The Ancient Greeks believed love to be the eternal bond with another person They believed love is essential to life and love itself was a major part of life Love is not just I like him marry him and then live together The Ancient Greeks broke down love into four types Eros was the love of affection and obsession Phileo was the love of friendship Storage was the love of family and relatives The last love agape this was unconditional love that you would do anything for Without love there is no light there is no life and there is no order Aristotle once said Friendship is a single soul dueling in two bodies The Ancient Greeks did believe in soul mates A soul mate is no just someone you are instantly hot for although attraction is often the beacon which draws us to them first The soul mate bond is for more complex more subtle more than anything that could be devised by conventional relationship expectations A soul mate bond goes to the very depth of your being to the essence of who you are beyond any social codes deeper than your ego identity and more eternal than your physical existence In the myth of Psyche and Eros Psyche broke the one true element that is essential to keep love She broke her trust with her husband Eros Later Psyche was assigned labors to punish her because Aphrodite did not like her On her last labor her curiosity killed her and sent her forever into the Underworld Eros loved and missed her so much that he made her immortal and they became lovers for eternity The power struggle between man and woman always was like a bubble in the tablecloth The struggle would show up every
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