A client reported experiencing a numbness she said relieved anxiety. While working to address this numbness she questioned the need to " ... touch the numbness." Although the numbness felt to her like a solution, it also left her feeling alone. Numbness is a distraction; what the observing ego yearns for is someone — or some community of generative others — to soothe the observing ego's pain.
Information can be soothing as it fills holes in our understanding of how we can become more part of the whole, more a force for generativity, and less stagnation avoidant.
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