“Love isn’t something natural.
Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism.
It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.” –Eric Fromm
Years have passed since I read Eric Fromm’s The Art of Loving, but I still find his notions of love to be inspirational.
Fromm doesn’t sugar coat love and blow fairy dust. He emphasizes that love is a mature choice, and it’s not an easy one. Love requires a letting go of ego, a sacrifice of rigidity, and a commitment to practicing love in all we do.
“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence,” he writes.
I agree with all my heart.
Happy Valentine’s Day — just a little early.