Born for Love: Reflections on Loving

Born for Love: Reflections on Loving


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The man who first brought love to the classroom offers a postgraduate course for people in every kind of relationship and for those who yearn for love. In powerful short takes, Leo Buscaglia turns the light of his wisdom on every facet of the priceless jewel of love and discusses: Love that is more than a comfort zone; Creating an "Us" without destroying the "Me;" The value of differences, and so much more. These challenging lessons in loving will enrich your life for as long as you live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449909294
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 318
Sales rank: 610,925
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.47(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Leo F. Buscaglia, PhD, (1924–1998) wrote more than a dozen books, most of which deal with the experience of love. At one time, five of his books appeared on the New York Times bestseller list concurrently. His first book, Love, was a continual bestseller for more than 20 years. More than 18 million copies of his books are in print and have been translated into 17 languages.

Table of Contents

Love Requires Effort
Failure in Love
We Come Into This World Ignorant of Love- Some of Us Leave the Same Way
Rigidity and Loving
The Agelessness of Love
Love As a Work of Art
Love and Self-respect
Don’t Wait For Love to Come to You
Fear of Vulnerability
Love Is Nourished by Optimism
Love Knows What Is Essential
Bringing Surprise to Love
When Love Is Postponed For Another Day
A Healthy Condition for Unconditional Love
Love As Fulfillment
The Natural Flow of Love
Love Doesn’t Keep Score
The Search For Love
Love Has Nothing To Do With Competition
Never Tire of saying “I Love You”
The Art of Staying in Love
Love and Perfection
Lasting Love
Live Now, Dissect Later
Separateness Is an Illusion
The Prudent Know Love
Risking in Love
Healthy Love Thrives on Differences
Make Love an Art
Assertiveness and Loving
Love’s Priorities
You Are Enough
Love Serves as More Than a Mirror For Us
The Way to Understand Is to Be Understanding
Love Is Not Love Unless It Is Used
We All Have the Equal Potential to Love and Be Loved
Bitterness Only End Up Souring
An ounce of Discretion Is Worth More Than a Pound of Knowledge
Using Love For Convenience
Surviving the Wounds of Love
Publicizing Love
Dying Comes Naturally to Us All Having the Courage to Live Does Not
Affection and Love
Rigidity and Love
Love is Earned
Ego as a Barrier to love
Looking at Love
A Time for Joy
It Is Impossible to Solve Our Problems While Remaining the Same Person Who Brought Them on
Rapt Attention as the Message of Love
The Compulsion to Change Those we Love
When Love Needs Help
Love Is Not a Private Affair
Keeping Fear in Balance
Striving to Be Loved, Rather Than Striving to Love
Looking For a Love That Doesn’t Exist
When We Relinquish Our Dignity We Also Relinquish Our Right To Complain About It
Possessiveness Always Ends By Destroying What It Tries to Protect
Viable Alternatives in Loving
Getting Along
We Get What We Give and Find What We Expect
The Loving Compliment
One Is Never Too Old For Love
The Paradox of Hurting Those We Love
Love and Enthusiasm
Need Breeds Success
The Put Down
Love Discards Labels
Love is Ageless
Necessary Anxiety
A Lesson in Love from Aunt C. and Uncle L.
The Value of Difference
Love and Cultural Enrichment
You Are Enough
Being True to you
Love Frees
Analyzing Love
Expressing Needs
Learning Patience
What We Think and Believe Is What We Are
Trivia Is the Pestilence That Eventually Kills Love
Loneliness as a Source of Love
Adaptability in Love
The Only Time We Fail at Love in When We Blame Our Failure on Others
The Real Challenge of Love Is To Maintain Our Personal Dignity Without Intruding on That of Others
Stop Questioning, Just Love, and You Will Have Solved Its Mystery
You Are Never Defeated in Love Until You Imagine You Fully Understand It
Love Makes Us More
We Are Only Prepared to Give and Receive the Love We Know
A Day Spent Without Having Completed an Act of Love Is a Day Lost
Avoiding Ourselves
Extremes of Emotion Distort Love
Love Has Greater Purpose Than to Simply Make Us Comfortable
The Tools to Make Love Work
Love Can Be Nurtured by Solitude
Lovers Forgive Themselves
Attempting to Change the Unchangeable
A Well-Known Formula For Helping Love to Grow
Love Profits from a Sense of Humor
Love What You Love With a Passion
Love Creates an “Us” Without Destroying a “Me”
Love Isn’t the Problem, We Are
Love Has No Room for Jealousy
Love Survives in Empathy
Our Hearts Have a Mind of Their Own
I Will Love You If
Love and the Question of Planning Ahead
Love and the Frail Vision of Self
Don’t Miss Life While Waiting For Love
You Can Love Others Only as Much as You Love Yourself
Communicating Love
Love Is an Art as Well as a Science
Believing Enough to Forgive
Love is Enriched by Play
When love It True, It Is Selfless
Happiness in Love
Love Is Saying “Yes” to Life
Security and Loving
Love Thrives on Continual Enrichment
Hearing the Sounds of Love
To move Closer to Love, We Must Sometimes Move Away From It
Love Compliments
Love Offers No Assurance
Love and Traumas
The Changing Face of Love
The Power of Human Love
Love and Hope
Love and Compassion
Being Who We Are
A Simple Lesson in Loving
Love Doesn’t Teach, It Points the Way
Lasting Love Is Not a Test of Endurance
Worry Never Robs Tomorrow of Its Sorrow, It Only Saps Today of Its Joy
Saying “No” to Love
We Have No Second Chance With Life
In Love We Trust
Love Enhances Love
Enhancing the Love That We Seek
Present Love
Creating Fulfilling Relationships
A Life Lived in Love
Even Love Dies With verbal Neglect
Loving Through Death
Predictability and Love
Overcoming Adversity With Love
Love and Faith
The Role of Beauty in Love
Making Love Known
Forgiveness Begins Where Blame Ends
Being Who You Are Is Enough For Love
Victor or Victim
Change For the Sake of Love
Love Is Also Pain
It Takes Maturity to Love
If It Seems that Love Has Let You Down
Nagging Ourselves Out of Love
Love and Anger
Love Can Only Be Understood in Action
Basic Love Words That Count
Don’t Worry About Tomorrow
If You Don’t Love Everybody, You Don’t Really Love Anybody
Love as a Confidence Builder
Coercion and Love
Love Needs Encouragement
Celebrating Our Differences
Love and New Beginnings
Love and Patience
Focusing on Possibility
The Fun of Loving
Needing Is Different From Loving
Love Is in the Attitude
Love Is Immortal
Awareness of Our Changing Roles
Making Love Felt
You Are What You Do
On Making Mistakes
Surviving Conflicts
Love and Cooperation
Love Is the Prize of the Strong
Success in Love
Love and Tears
The Face of Love
A Gift of Love
On Educating For Love
Love’s Insurance
Gentleness and Love
The Environment of Love
Love and Freedom
Fear of Loving
Don’t Make Today’s Judgments Based Upon Yesterday’s Memories
The Pleasure of Love
Love and Opportunity
Appreciation For Love
Planning For Love
Security and Love
Love Profits From a Sense of Humor
Love and Understanding
Time to Love
Love Is in Need of Solitude
Live Love in the Present
The Cumulative Effect of Our Simple Acts
On Being Ourselves
When love Loses Its Zest
Love Is Fun
Each Day Offers A New Opportunity For Love
The Delicate Balance of Feeling
To Love, We Need Not Agree
The Wight of Guilt
The Value of Our Dreams
A Healthy Love of Self
A Union of Lovers
Love as the Greatest Possession
The Role of the Past
No One Will Think You Worthy Until You Do
Creating Your Own Paradise
The Blurred Boundaries of Intimacy
The Value of Loving
Escaping Ourselves
Love Quiz
Aging Love?
The Miracle of Love
Love Doesn’t Have Forever
How About?
Index of Questions

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