Sooner or later there arises in every human heart the desire for holiness, spirituality, God, call it what you will. One hears mystics speak of a divinity all around them that is within our grasp, that would make our lives meaningful and beautiful and rich, if we could only discover it. Instead, there is heartache everywhere, loneliness, fear, confusion, inner conflict, outer conflict.
In this spiritual masterpiece, Anthony de Mello opens you to the possibility that there is a way of getting rid of all of that. There is a way to transcend the sad condition wherein you are always wanting to change yourself, wherein your self-intolerance grows with every effort you make to improve yourself at the cost of struggle and pain. Anthony de Mello invites you to suppose a way of being in which you desist from all efforts to change yourself and from all self-dissatisfaction. Would you then think that you were doomed to go to sleep having passively accepted everything in you and around you?
The Way to Love reveals that there is another way besides laborious self-pushing on the one hand and stagnant acquiescence on the other. It is the way of self-understanding. These things in you that you struggle to fix just need to be understood. If you understood them, they would change, and you would discover that here and now is all is well. Though everything seems a mess, all is well. You would discover that you are already happy and fulfilled right now, and always have been, though you don’t yet know it.