Infatuation is a common emotion characterized by unrealistic expectations of blissful passion without positive relationship growth or development. Infatuation is distinguished by a lack of trust, loyalty, commitment, and reciprocity. In the case of infatuation, there is more often than not an obsessor and an object of desire, who may or may not be attainable.
What is the elusive thing called "Love" that everyone so desperately needs? Sometimes, we sort of like this girl because she is beautiful? Or the girl likes him because he is handsome? But this kind of “Cinderella Syndrome” when the girl is waiting on her Prince Charming is not real love. It is better known as “Infatuation”, and there is a vast difference between it and real love. Enumerated here below are the differences. Find out if you are really in love and not just infatuated.
What is Infatuation?
Infatuation is a feeling; real love involves a commitment also. Infatuation is just love of emotion. Real love though, is love of devotion. Only the emotions are affected in infatuation, but in real love both the Emotions and Will are involved. Next, a person “fall into” infatuation, but “grows into” real love. Gentlemen, have you ever seen a girl who was so beautiful that you thought you’d faint? This is infatuation. It is based totally on physical attraction; Often you don’t know much in-depth about the person you so-called love. Thus infatuation is mostly biological.
foolish or all-absorbing passion or an instance of this: a mere infatuation that will not last.
the object of a person’s infatuation: When I was a kid, my infatuation was stamp collecting.
I hope you’re waiting for me across your carpet of Stars
"Approaching your Saturn Return you will feel a shift from the holding of youthful illusions and magical thinking to a more grounded mature movement of the Soul towards its own destiny. And of course, all this happens both consciously and unconsciously.Sometimes for example, it could mean a shift from holding onto a romantic illusion of falling in love with the Magical Other-to learn truly love the people who are in our lives now. Or we might reconsider what “loving” means for us, and what form real love could take in our lives.
Another word to consider here is "Destiny". This is a strangely vague word-different from "Fate"which implies pre-ordained. Whereas Destiny comes from Latin verb "destinere" meaning : to determine,and implies making choices-In Greek, the etymology of destiny is “proeiroismus” which means to flow withing relatively fixed but changeable boundaries, as a river may flow. Whereas fate is derived from the Latin noun, "fatum" meaning “to speak of divine law”.Here we have something outside our ability to influence.
So destiny implies choices and determination+And we make choices so often based on Desire, which means “of the stars” in Latin. Jim Hollins say “Desire help us guide our ship across the wine dark sea”
The Saturn Return by Elizabeth Springs
Something to think about if you’re 28+29+30+31 years old while listening to The Night by Morphine.