12385Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: innate drive towards wholeness
- Dec 26, 2003
<snip>Once "better" is involved it's
<<Hmm -- try this one on: survival
instinct is evidence that beings
are not comfortable with the
prospect of dying. Humans
overcome this quite handily --
when they see themselves as
having no prospect of comfort,
they become quite careless
regarding survival or even
outright suicidal. Iow, for
humans (at least, hard to know
about other species), the drive
for comfort can and often does
trump survival instinct.>>
I was thinking about that.
Life becomes SO un-comfortable
for some that the search for comfort
even overrides the will to continue to live
in the current existence.
I still see 'comfort' and 'surviving better'
as basically the same thing....
because, even in the case of suicide,
the driving thought would probably be,
"I'll be better off without this pain."
no longer "survival" instinct --
it's the drive for comfort! :-)
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