Patience and Concentration

“If one does not know that everything has its time, and wants to force things, then indeed one will never succeed in becoming concentrated–nor in the art of loving. To have an idea of what patience is one need only watch a child learning to walk. It falls, falls again, and yet it goes on trying, improving, until the day it walks without falling. What could the grown-up person achieve if he had the child’s patience and its concentration in the pursuits which are important to him!”

~ Erich Fromm   from The Art of Loving

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