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learn faster than others, some immediately and some never, even if they are totally dedicated. We can look more closely at how we have individually done the job. We can also enquire from those who visibly have achieved it, and find out how. In both cases it is possible that we learn nothing or little, for it is a life lesson and has to be lived in one’s flesh and not as a rote lesson which allows us to gargle with words and give the impression we know something when the first challenge would expose us as having pretended. But we may also prove that we have been capable of handling the opportunities of enquiring and learning from others, to our benefit. All this needs to be kept in mind because of human complexity and the complexity of life. A way of relating which has love as its foundation at once shows some features acknowledged by the members of the relationship. One is that neither wants more from the other than what one is given. It is neither being content with little nor not knowing that one can receive more and give more. But it is a state of not asking and of giving thanks for what actually is offered at the same time as one makes available to the other what is required on the spot for the particular end and activity which involve both. This way of relating tells at once to the participating beings that love is present, that one can count on the other and on his or her availability. Both find themselves to be engaged in the concrete-ness of the relationship as it is and give of themselves freely, willingly and to the extent required, to the activity involving them.

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On Love  

What can be learned about love if one considers it as an energy that is the result of self-awareness? In his essay On Love, Caleb Gattegno a...

On Love  

What can be learned about love if one considers it as an energy that is the result of self-awareness? In his essay On Love, Caleb Gattegno a...

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