Book Cover: The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck

Have you ever looked at the world around you, your family and friends, your work, your life and thought: “Somehow something is off. This can’t be right. There has to be a different way.” I especially love books that challenge the way things are and give a new perspective so that we feel: “Yes, YES, that makes so much more sense!” This book is definitely one that challenges the way we think about love.

I seriously grapple with the concept of love. What is love really? Is it feeling that you cannot live without another person; that you want to be with them day in and day out? That you will sacrifice everything and anything for this person? Is this love? Is love something that simply comes naturally? Can what we think love is actually be harmful, not only to ourselves but also to our relationships? Are there certain people we have to love without a choice in the matter? Is self-love selfish?

This book gave me a whole new perspective on what love is and what it is not. It was as if someone opened a window and let a blast of fresh air into a stifling, suffocating situation. Be prepared to have all your opinions and feelings about love overturned.

Topics covered in this book:

Love is not being in love and being dependent
Love and growth
Self-discipline and delay of gratification
Life map revision and facing reality
Teaching ourselves to do the unnatural
Awareness and personal development
Spiritual maturity