“Genuine love is volitional rather than emotional. The person who truly loves, does so because of a decision to love. This person has made a commitment to be loving, whether or not the loving feeling is present.” -M. Scott Peck
I was blog surfing last week and I don’t remember where I pulled this quote. But it has been like dog hair on my pants – it just keeps sticking with me. As much as I try to remove it from my the thoughts, it stays and the inverse (is that the right word? I always confuse it with converse) has as well. The person who doesn’t love, does so because of a decision NOT to love. hmm.
The Beatles told us that “All we need is love”. But according to Peck, all we need is to choose love. Who do I believe? The Fab Four or M. Scott? Feeling vs. Action? Damn you, Danielle Steele!
P.S. It is still dancing around my brain. Not dirty dancing at the moment, more like a slow flowing waltz. Its going to be interesting to see where this one lands.
Would enjoy reading your thoughts about this.