ON BEING COLUMN – Love Doesn’t Make Us Stupid — It Makes Us Brave

Love Doesn’t Make Us Stupid — It Makes Us Brave

A Monthly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being
Published May 31st, 2017

We can move away from anxious identification with love as submissiveness or giving in. We don’t have to limit our notion of love to romance. We can challenge our conditioning that tells us that loving someone also mandates our liking them and wanting to spend time with them. We can remember that, as the Buddha taught, love is the antidote to fear, not the countervailing force to wisdom. Love doesn’t make us stupid; it makes us brave.

Sharon Salzberg

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