Sunday Inspiration: Happy Valentine’s Day

love isn't something natural

“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.



  1. Terry Guerra on February 11, 2024 at 7:48 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Proman!
    I enjoy these Sunday inspirations.

  2. Karen Burshnick on February 11, 2024 at 9:59 am

    Beautiful! Love is amazing and when you find it and achieve it, it is a treasure.

  3. Nancy C Lepri on February 11, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Wishing you and Proman a romantic Valentine’s Day!

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