I learned something today. At least I will consider it.
“At the same time, positive emotions such as “love,” “hope,” “faith,” in the sense in which they are usually understood–that is, as permanent emotions–are impossible for a man in the ordinary state of consciousness. They require higher states of consciousness; they require inner unity, self-consciousness, permanent ‘I,’ and will.”
P.D. Ouspensky, The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution. Vintage Books. New York. 1974. pp.84-85.