Choosing to Love: A Radical Way to Change How You Live
February 19, 2013
Originally posted on the LIFT Blog
An old friend’s father taught her love was a choice. So, she told me, wherever she is and with whomever she finds herself, she makes the choice to love the people she is with.
I found this striking. As long as I have known her she has seemed filled with love. She is one of my favorite people. Yet never had I heard this story or realized that she lives the way she does by proactive choice. She was making a claim that violates normal assumptions. Love is not something you occasionally fall into. It is something you can continually create. In fact, in her way of living, love is a skill to be developed through the process of conscious choice.
Question: How would your life change if you chose to master the skill of love?