Posted by Sigismund on June 24, 2009, at 16:44:32
In reply to trauma and healing, posted by deerock on June 24, 2009, at 15:38:22
Well, my 2 bob's worth is that you will always feel ambivalent about being alive (as is only natural) and you will never feel how you want.
But it is possible to smell the roses, to explore the positive side of your ambivalence, and while you are still conscious, get some pleasure out of this extraordinarily beautiful world. I don't think there's much to be said for flatlining. Being conscious is a huge effort. That's why we need to sleep after 12 hours of it.