Feeling, Relating, Existing

On emotion and the human dimension

Finitude

A Poem About Authentic Existing

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If we’re not self-lying,

we’re always already dying.

If we’re not self-deceiving,

we’re always already grieving.

The answer to the existential quiz?

“Good-bye is all there is.”

 

Owning up to the “good-bye” that is built in to our finite human existing makes possible the saying of an authentic “Hello!”

 

Copyright Robert Stolorow

Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D. is one of the original members of the International Council for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, which stems from the work of Heinz Kohut.

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