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this- you may observe it for yourself.
The emotion of love brings out, and develops, the artistic and the aesthetic nature
of man. It leaves its impress upon one’s very soul, even after the ﬁre has been
subdued by time and circumstance.
Memories of love never pass. They linger, guide, and inﬂuence long after the
source of stimulation has faded. There is nothing new in this. Every person, who
has been moved by GENUINE LOVE, knows that it leaves enduring traces upon
the human heart. The effect of love endures, because love is spiritual in nature.
The man who cannot be stimulated to great heights of achievement by love, is
hopeless-he is dead, though he may seem to live.
Even the memories of love are sufﬁcient to lift one to a higher plane of creative effort. The major force of love may spend itself and pass away, like a ﬁre which has
burned itself out, but it leaves behind indelible marks as evidence that it passed
that way. Its departure often prepares the human heart for a still greater love. Go
back into your yesterdays, at times, and bathe your mind in the beautiful memories of past love. It will soften the inﬂuence of the present worries and annoyances. It will give you a source of escape from the unpleasant realities of life, and
maybe-who knows?-your mind will yield to you, during this temporary retreat
into the world of fantasy, ideas, or plans which may change the entire ﬁnancial or
spiritual status of your life.
If you believe yourself unfortunate, because you have “loved and lost,” perish the
thought. One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and
temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral, and transitory. It comes when it pleases,
and goes away without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend
no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back.
Dismiss, also, the thought that love never comes but once. Love may come and go,
times without number, but there are no two love experiences which affect one in
just the same way. There may be, and there usually is, one love experience which
leaves a deeper imprint on the heart than all the others, but all love experiences
are beneﬁcial, except to the person who becomes resentful and cynical when love
makes its departure.
There should be no disappointment over love, and there would be none if people understood the difference between the emotions of love and sex. The major
difference is that love is spiritual, while sex is biological. No experience, which
touches the human heart with a spiritual force, can possibly be harmful, except
through ignorance, or jealousy.
176 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH Love is, without question, life’s greatest experience. It brings one into communion with Inﬁnite Intelligence. When mixed with the emotions of romance and sex,
it may lead one far up the ladder of creative effort. The emotions of love, sex, and
romance, are sides of the eternal triangle of achievement-building genius. Nature
creates genii through no other force.
Love is an emotion with many sides, sha...
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