Is Unicorn Love Real?
The following thoughts are the inspiration behind writing this article:
It got me thinking.
One of San Diego’s most world renowned psychotherapists, Robert A Johnson, wrote about the word “love”. I like what he says:
“Sanskrit has 96 words for love; ancient Persian has 80, Greek three, and English only one. This is indicative of the poverty of awarenessor emphasis that we give to that tremendously important realm of feeling. Eskimos have 30 words for snow, because it is a life-and-death matter to them to have exact information about the element they live with so intimately. If we had a vocabulary of 30 words for love…we would immediately be richer and more intelligent in this human element so close to our hearts.” – Robert A. Johnson.
When we say, “I love pizza” and “I love my mom”, we aren’t referring to the same type of love. At times, love is a generic word we use casually. Have we watered it down? Has it lost its profundity? I asked my dad his interpretation of love. This is what he wrote to me:
“Love is the highest expression of human emotions, since it gives to someone else worth and notability. To use love as a feeling for an object is a misunderstanding of the term. Such love is an expression of self pleasure: the object pleases me only.” – my father, Robert Thrall
1. What if we spent more time looking for ‘unicorn love’ sightings?
2. If I replace eyes looking at me to eyes looking around me, would could be the positive impact?
Food for thought.
– Karen Thrall