The Principles and Skills of Loving

At Shalom we learn and practice the Principles and Skills of Loving that echo what the masters have taught us about love.

Principles of Loving

More than anything else, we want to love and be loved.
Love
is a gift.
Love is not time bound.
Love is good will in action.
Love is a response to need.

 

Skills of Loving

Seeing:
I do not look over or through you, I see you in your uniqueness.
Hearing:
I listen to what you are saying.
Honoring of Feelings and Ideas:
I recognize your right to think and feel as you do.
Having Good Will:
I will you good and not evil.  I care about you.
Responding to Need:
If you let me know what your needs are, within the limits of my value system,
I will not run away.  I will be there for you.