Friendship, requirements for from Warriors' Experience


  • Friendship, requirements for
  • Love, nature of

Question:

MY wife and I have agreed that we are going to teach each other how to love each other. I feel this is a step in the right direction, but we wanted to check it with you.

Answer:

You KNOW that this can NEVER work! You cannot teach each other to love each other! Love just IS! Love is what conquers all obstacles! But you cannot teach love. Instead love teaches you! As Kahlil Gibran states it so beautifully, "Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; for love is sufficient unto love. When love's wings enfold you, yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you."

True, friendship, my friend, starts with ruthlessness! It is not possible for two SELF-IMAGES to become friends! Self-images can at best be partners in crime!