Although both friendship and love require some payment from you, in love you also have expectations and demands. Love also is a two way street, but it easily dies. Love tends to be a control issue between two people.
If you practice tao, you don¡¦t need to control or rely on others to get energy from them. You get your own energy by developing your own ability. In real love you go through many experiences (both good and bad) with another person, who is still beside you at the end of the experiences
Gaining direction and experiencing deeper levels of friendship comes from your chi power and not just your body power. Chi power allows you to be stable.
Chi Kung Culture Society of TAIPEI