The brain reward system is activated by two distinctive pleasure-inducing hormones:
The first one, oxytocin, is healthy. It creates sustainable pleasure in any activity that induces the creation of love (life): from friendly and romantic relationships with others, animals, plants and yourself, to arts, gardening, writing, studying, praying, dancing, relaxing, walking, running, etc.. The increase of love manifests in infinite ways. The increase of love is a constructive activity. Oxytocin diminishes the love treshold by creating more pleasure-inducing hormone receptors in the brain, therefore oxytocin becomes more and more satisfying as more is created over time.
The second one, dopamine, is unhealthy. It creates unsustainable pleasure in any activity that induces the destruction of love (death): from simple violence, to drugs, toxic/dense food, excessive exercise, fighting/arguing, greed, abuse, stress, etc. and even orgasm! Orgasms act exactly like a heroin trip in its intensity according to scientific brain imagery, but an orgasm lasts much shorter than a heroin trip. The decrease of love manifests in infinite ways. The decrease of love is a destructive activity. Dopamine increases the love treshold by destroying pleasure-inducing hormone receptors in the brain.
By reducing dopamine releasing activities to a minimum, and by increasing oxytocin releasing activities to a maximum, beauty and happiness literally grow exponentially in one's life while everything starts to flow naturally and easily. It suffices to identify and recognize the final nature of all activities; they can notably be instinctive behaviors, cultural or familial traditions, and/or personal habits. In all cases, the destructive activities can be controlled and should be ultimately stopped altogether while constructive activities must and will be focused upon, for the betterment of one and all.
N.B.: Like light and life, love does not ultimately have an opposite, because the apparent opposite of love is in reality only its absence. Darkness is the absence of light. Death is the absence of life. Violence is (a case of) the absence of love (like abuse, greed, injustice, exploitation, racism, etc.). Love, light and life are well interconnected concepts both physically and spiritually.
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