Søren Kierkegaard on Losing oneself

“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed.” 

Søren Kierkegaard – The Sickness Unto Death

What is it to ‘lose one’s self’? From our perspective, it is disconnection – from feeling; from aliveness; from our senses and our bodies; from coherent thinking and deep-rooted ethics; within relationship; from community; from the natural world; from a spiritual dimension to experience – and this is the great sickness and lack in our world at present.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

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