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unconditional love, can make or break during a child's formative ...
on 9 January 2015
Hillman weaves a lovely tale.
When reading it, I wished so much for it to be true. Unfortunately, there can be no dismissing ones dismal beginnings: the unwillingness or inability of a parent to offer a suitable attachment, suitable nurturing and the all important, essential, unconditional love, can make or break during a child's formative years.
Berne (father of transactional analysis) writes of a 'Script,' that part of us formed very early on in life and that reflects levels of nature / nurture.
I admire the mind that conceived of such a treasure. The, 'Acorn-Theory,' is a wonderfully optimistic endeavour and offers much in the way of hope.
Personally, I don't fully buy into it - perhaps neither should you: like all good theories, they should be questioned and submitted to scrutiny, not taken laying down.
A good book - author waffles wildly and at random throughout, but a great sentiment nonetheless. A wonderful and much needed worldly tonic, in these dark and difficult days….Buy it!