“Between what is said and not meant, and meant and not said, most of love is lost.”
The simplicity of this speaks to me. I want to remember to try to share meaning often — in speaking and hearing.
On a recording of an International Intensive Training Marshall Rosenberg refers to the danger of words — that we tend to believe words on the surface, losing the deeper meaning they are carrying in real life. To bring across the difference between word and meaning he puts up an analogy with the field of geography and cites Alfred Korzybski: “A map is not the territory”.
The artist Rene Margueritte drew a pipe and subtitled it with “This is not a pipe.” I enjoy his playful way of approaching the topic of form and content.
Hope you enjoyed these little gems!