题目：‘‘And Yet It Was a Blessing’’: The Case for Existential Maturity
作者：Linda L. Emanuel
a state that is triggered by facing mortality, one’s own or others’, or from the culture or a combination.
a type of steady state or dynamic integration of key aspects of a person’s being and of personal interactions—dyadic, in family groupings, and in community.
death is a central part of this balance.
That reality can be unspeakably painful, but it is also integrated with the rest of life and the greater world.
Existential maturity seems to start with confronting and figuring out how to think and feel about death.
It is often a ‘‘wordless state’’ in which people can feel deeply, terrifyingly alone.
One part entails taking in the experience by having feelings and thoughts about it.
The other part entails connecting this to an experience of relatedness; the sensation stays one of falling aloneness until someone (and/or perhaps some dialogic relatedness of an inner nature) can together create and hold some kind of understanding.
Oscillating / A holding presence / Finding expression