Do we choose to love or love just happens naturally?
Love exist in the subconscious, it is not something you do consciously. You just feel it. so is lust and infatuation. There is only one acid test to differentiate between these trio. And That is fond is this very common peotry
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
You don't practice it, it comes to you naturally. Its only if you have the mind of Christ.
Yeah right.a natural love is so not an unconscious emotion.Luv aint blind ppl,it can see very clearly.Its not an unconscious emotion;on the contrary its a conscious emotion.the decision to luv or not to luv is a conscious one.Its a logical and concise emotion.dats why u shld luv wit ur head and not ur hrt,because wen ur hrt takes over completely,u`re puttin urself in a very vulnerable situation.so yeah,love is a conscious emotion.
I believe it is considered possible to use both options, however the type of love as a result is different. I believe it is much easier to just choose not to love someone you originally chose to love, but it isn't as easy to get rid of the feeling buried with you naturally, because how do you go about finding the root or source, when it happened so naturally? I guess if you are choosing to love someone stubborn or unkind, you can possibly find it as easy to open your eyes to the flaws and choose not to love them anymore, since this was a conscious decision.