By M.Scott Peck
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A practical, realistic perspective of love and how childhood affects our mentality and behaviour. A little difficult to understand though.
Love..."extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's won or another's spiritual growth." p.85
"for that someone (or for oneself) we take an extra step or walk an extra mile. ... Love is effortful." p.87
"...the experience of falling in love is specifically a sex-linked erotic experience." "The bloom of romance always fades." p.89
"...the world view of patients is always an essential part of their problems,"... find out their religions. p. 200
"...among the risks of love was the risk of moving into the unknown of new experience." "The road of spiritual growth, however, lies in the opposite direction. We begin by distrusting what we already believe, by actively seeking the threatening and unfamiliar, by deliberately challenging the validity of what we have previously been taught and hold dear." p.207
"...our unconscious is wiser than we are about everything." p.268
"So original sin does exist; it is our laziness." p.292
"greater awareness... comes slowly, piece by piece, and each piece must be worked for by the patient effort of study and observation of everything, including themselves." p.306
Extended readings: The different drum (by Scott Peck) Women who love too much (by Robin Norwood)
J Lam said on Jun 03, 2011, 17:32