May love fall on you, may you fall in love

“Hindi maituturing na bulag ang pagmamahal dahil nakikita ng taong nag­mamahal ang halaga ng minamahal. Kaya hindi totoo ang kasabihang “Love is blind.” Sabi nga ni Blaise Pascal, “May sariling katwiran ang pagmamahal na hindi maunawaan ng mismong katwiran.”

This is what’s written in one of the EsP modules for grade 10. When I was discussing it, all the familiar adage came to as well as the personal aphorisms I have about love and reason.

I told my students that “when torn between the dictates of your heart and mind, always follow your mind. Because the head (mind/reason) was put on top of the heart (love) because the former is superior (or at least must be consulted first) than the latter.

We cannot also say that love is blind as purported above.

I say that “love is not blind. It sees, but it doesn’t mind.”

The lover sees the flaws and imperfections of the beloved. But because of love, one chooses not to see those flaws and imperfections. Thus, genuine and unconditional love.

After all, in the end, as Blaise Pascal said, “the heart has its reasons that reason will never understand.”

Let’s love… unconditionally and genuinely! May love fall on you and may you fall in love!

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About harksarmiento

Filipino. 27. Licensed Teacher of English. Writer. Leader and Team-builder. Speaker. Affiliations: PALT, Inc. (Active Member); PNU Manila (MA ELE); ONHS Main (English Department). Areas of Interest: Research, Philosophy, Psychology, Logic, Languages, Music, Politics, and Religion. Inclinations: blogging, watching movies, writing, reading. Hobby: badminton. Personality: Passionate, straightforward, tenacious.

Posted on September 26, 2018, in Hark's Original Quotes, Human Rights, Lifestyle, Love, Philosophy, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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