affectivity, it does not bring out the stress on the past and one can experience the happiness that goes with being creative in this kind of love and in entering the new.
Three Categories of Love In the three possible moves which link affectivity and the psyche we find the three categories of love known to most pre-humans* of which the literature is full. Either we experience the flight where affectivity and the future are in charge, or we know attachment in which the psyche and the past are in charge, or we see an oscillation where the psyche and affectivity take turns to color one's love, one's life. In this third case, the most common one, one's temperament installs in one's memory either the components that stress the tragic, the difficult, the demanding, or those that stress the expectancy of being together, of receiving and giving attention, of the feeling that one is succeeding in one's love-life. The oscillations being as real as the extreme positions, one has to devote energy in trying to know how things do change, how one could stop the movements towards what one does not like. So far we have seen love as it appears when it operates at the level of residual energy (i.e. either the psyche, or affectivity, or oscillation of the two), in contact with locked up energy in the form of the soma and all sorts of mental and somatic objectivations. One may live at this level without any consciousness* of the self at work. In humans, the self copes consciously with the here-and-now as well. This happens when the self becomes
What can be learned about love if one considers it as an energy that is the result of self-awareness? In his essay On Love, Caleb Gattegno a...