Thursday, May 29, 2008

Third Hunger

The Hunger to Avoid Being, and the Fear of Being Seen (pp.45-48)

The hunger for what the Buddha called nonbeing is the urge to escape....It is a fundamental recoiling from the hurt of life...

And just as the interpersonal hunger for being is the urge to be seen, the interpersonal hunger for non-being is the urge not to be seen, to be invisible, to escape, to shrink from interpersonal contact and its possible hurt.

The hunger for escape also takes the form of fear of losing current safety.

Gregory Kramer, p.45

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