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Why Am I Afraid to Love?: Overcoming Rejection and Indifference

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Tear down the walls that you've built to protect yourself from rejection. That's the urgent message in this classic book on the universal human desire to love and be loved.
Paperback, 106 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Thomas More Association (first published 1972)
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Nermine Hosni
ليس عند الله محبة بل الله هو محبة ١٠

من الصعب جداً ان تخترق اقنعة تلف قلباً خائفاً او جريحاً قرر ان يحمي ذاته من الاصابة بجراح قديمة ٤٣

حذار ان تبني حائطاً من حولك قبل ان تعرف ما انت مبقً عليه داخل الحائط وما انت ملق به في الخارج

نحن نعلم ان فراغ وحشتنالن يملأه سوي حب الآخرين ٧٧

اذا كنا نريد ان يحبنا الآخرون علينا ان نحول انفسنا الي اشخاص يستأهلون الحب ٧٩

لأننا مازلنا ندور حول انفسنا منطلقين دائماً من حاجتنا لنعود من خلال الآخرين الي انفسنا لا يحق لنا ان نستعمل الآخرين كأدوات ٨٢

الحب يعني الاهتمام
Sara Sherzad
Dec 05, 2013 Sara Sherzad rated it really liked it
This is my 3rd book of this author and I am in love with his writtings.

This one is about our hesitation in approaching ppl with openess and honesty and sharing as much as u could with them and as a result deep love and understanding of each other...

It also talks about the importance of emergance of our actions out of love...

It talks about the boundaries created for us or those we create for ourselves that keep us away from being able to love and be loved...

اعجبني كثيرا عندما قال في نهاية تفسيرة
Apr 11, 2013 Meredith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: john-powell
I found this book to be the opposite of what I need. I did like the pictures that are in it, so that's why only one star.
Ehab Anis
Jan 01, 2015 Ehab Anis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
من بداية الكتاب الى نهايته تأخذ خيبة الامل طريقها اليك وحال لسانك يقول انا مثل هذا الشخص الذى تعرض لكل هذه الضغوط وتشوهت فكرة الحب نتيجة لافعال الاخرين معى وتتعقد المشكلة باستمرار قرأتك وتجد انه لا مخرج ولكن تجد ان هناك حل واحد فقط لكل ما تريد وهى ان تشعر بالحب ولكنك سريعا ما ترجع الى نقطة البداية عندما تكتشف ان بحثك عن حب الاخرين لن يجدى نفعا وان التفكير بمثل هذه الطريقة كمن يدور فى دائرة بحثا عن مركزها فى محيطها .
ولكن لا اعتقد ان هذا ما اراد الكاتب ان يوصلنا اليه بل اراد ان يجعلنا نشعر بمدى صع
Aug 17, 2011 Kimberly rated it liked it
This is one of those books that you have to read at the right time in your life. It's very simplistic. It would probably seem trivial if it wasn't the right time.
Vanessa Woolley
Apr 26, 2013 Vanessa Woolley rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy
Placing the "God" elements of the book aside, I found this book to be very insightful in understanding, in the simplest manner, the fear of human rejection and why we grow to become so cold. Even though the book is thin, it covers a wide range of explanations, my favorite being how one is moulded from their experiences - from their first heartbeat until the age of seven - and this determines how a person will love and allow themselves to be loved. I have carried this book in my thoughts since I ...more
Nayir micheal
Oct 06, 2015 Nayir micheal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"ان الحب مكلف جدا و متطلب جدا.فالالآم الداخليه التي نعيش و آثار الجراح التي روثنا و التناحر الذي يعم عالمنا كل هذه تزيد من صعوبة التضحيه التي يفرضها الحب و لكن لا حب خارج تلك التضحيه"
كتاب كشف عن كل ما بداخلي من تزييف لسر المحبه اكثر ما عجبني فيه افكاره النقيه الواضحه عن سر المحبه فعلا انه لسر اذ يكون بهذه المهابه
اكاد اجزم اني بدأت اتاكد ان الحب الذي يتحدث عنه في الكتاب هو سر هذه الحياه التي سوف تظل الي ان نجد هذه المحبه بمعناها البعيد عن عالمنا اكثر البعد
Juan Couoh
Dec 22, 2014 Juan Couoh rated it it was amazing
Putting aside the Christian view of the author that you find only in the last pages, I found a great view of love as the answer to heal the wounds of he past, the fear and the anxiety
... I sincerely recommend it. //

Poniendo a un lado la parte cristiana que encuentras sólo en la parte final, yo encontré una visión sobre el amor como la forma de curar las heridas del pasado y los miedos. lo recomiendo ampliamente.
Arthur Sumual
Feb 04, 2008 Arthur Sumual rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual
one of the thinnest book I've ever bought, however, it stills a very interesting book to read. John Powell is really goes into only-the-essentials. he explains why man unable to love. like the other book of John Powell, the "Unconditional Love", this is one book that i will certainly read again and again.
Mar 12, 2014 Hanaa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
قد تبدو الحياة وراء الاقنعة اقل خطرا، ولكنها تبقى فى الوقت نفسه مليئة بالوحدة، نفقد الصدق مع ذواتنا، فنقضى جوعا للعلاقة الحقيقية، وأعمق ما فى تعاسة القناع هو اننا ننقطع عن كل ما هو صادق وحقيقى فى العالم من حولنا
Mar 12, 2014 Beshoo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
من اعمق واصدق الكتب اللي قريتها
Master Rakoty
لتحميل نسخة الكترونية pdf من كتاب لماذا اخشى ان احب
Arun Lobo
to love i need to be totally self forgetting
i need forget my hurts and love others so i am afraid to do so
Carol nabil
Dec 08, 2013 Carol nabil rated it really liked it
"الله لايخلق في سبيل كسب ما، إنه يخلق كي يعطي ..
إنه يخلق فقط ليُشرك البشر في ذاته"
Mar 11, 2008 Larry rated it it was amazing
great guide to communication
Matt Friedman
Oct 29, 2016 Matt Friedman rated it liked it
A very easy read, if a bit outdated (though I read the 1972 version, so it was likely revised later). The story at the end on Mike Gold was worth the price of the book.
Mariam Adly
Oct 20, 2013 Mariam Adly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب أكثر من رائع .. أنصح به بشدة
Rana Shenashen
اللي ضايقني فيه ان جان باول بيوجه الكلام للمسيحيّ بس ، لو كان شامل كل الناس كان هايبقي أفضل كتير .

Ahmed Elsherbiny
Mar 22, 2015 Ahmed Elsherbiny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
.في بداية الكتاب وكلام الكاتب النظري عن الحب كنت قررت ألا أعطي للكتاب أكثر من نجمتين
لكن بعد ذلك انتقل الكاتب لمناقشة فلسفية ممتعة جميلة عن الذات وصراعاتها والنضج، منا غير رأيي في الكتاب كلية.
Gina Barnett
Jun 01, 2008 Gina Barnett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Teen insight into the fear of being loved
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