Paul Simon in perhaps his finest album "Graceland" echoes this sentiment, "There's a girl in New York City who calls herself the human trampoline and sometimes when I'm fallin' flyin' and tumblin' into turmoil, I say whoa, so this is what she means..."
There is no greater culprit than love for the emotional chaos that Simon describes. As for Rav Nahman, the same rings true, but the object of his desire would be the Holy One.
Pirkei Avot, The Values our Fathers, is a potpourri of pithy aphorisms from early Sages that teaches what should truly be important. Love does not get a tremendous amount of attention in this relatively short work, but it does get some--