#012 LOVE Q&A: Love, Loss, and Loving More

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
— Henry David Thoreau

What can impermanence teach us about love? Can breakups lead to break throughs? In this episode, our previous guests on the topic of LOVE respond to a question asked by a member of the audience: "When it comes to love, what has been your biggest blessing in disguise?" #TheHappierHour

Sakura: The Japanese word for their celebrated cherry blossoms.

Mono No Aware:  A Japanese term which roughly translates to “the pathos of things." Refers to the experience of the wonderment and awe that comes with finite and fragile beauty. Something akin to "wistfulness" 

PREVIOUS EPISODES ON LOVE:

  • Our first episode on love was about Our Love Blueprint with guest Terri Cole. We chatted about Freud, psychotherapy, and blaming our parents the messed up relationships we habitually seek

  • Next we had professor and author Skye Cleary for a discussion about  Sartre, Existentialism, and marriage and monogamy

  • And our final guest with philosophy student turned lawyer turned dating coach turned stand-up comic William Beteet on Aristotle, character, and dating in the age of the app

AUDIENCE QUESTION:

When it comes to love, what has been your biggest blessing in disguise? (via Jenny Blake)

William: Dating can inspire strength and resilience. 

Terri: Bad relationships can teach you to recognize and appreciate real love when it shows up.

Monica: Love can be your greatest teacher and reflect back who you really are. 

Skye: Love is a reminder that you get to choose how you show up for yourself and for others.

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QUESTION OF THE EPISODE

When it comes to love, what has been your biggest blessing in disguise?
— question of the episode
Photography by Shot By Rod, Live Illustrations by  Visuals For Change

Photography by Shot By Rod, Live Illustrations by Visuals For Change