Love is more than just a feeling, it is a whole body experience and it has a physiological effect on the body. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel physically and how your mood improves when you receive a hug or affection from someone who loves you or when you have expressed your love to someone or participate in an act of love?
Loving and being loved actually improves our level of health. It boosts the immune system and our feel good neurotransmitters in our brain that control our mood, outlook on life and feelings of well-being. I have witnessed this truth in my own life over and over.
Feel more capable
Not only does love improve our health, but it also lightens our load. Difficulties and challenges that life presents us with are much easier to deal with when love is in our life. We feel more capable and happier. It makes life richer and more worth living. Love can also help you get through the difficult times and it assists you in the acceptance and adjustment process of living with a chronic health condition.
Cultivating love in your life is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health and to live life more fully. The most fulfilling relationships are ones that are deep and meaningful. In order for our relationships to be deep, we must allow ourselves to be vulnerable and be known. Yet many people spend most of their lives hiding who they really are and afraid to share because they may get hurt. Ultimately they hurt themselves by robbing themselves of this incredible, beautiful gift. Be willing to take the risk and give love all you’ve got.