Fear of living
Author: Alexander Lowen
We want to love, but we are afraid of making ourselves vulnerable. We want to open up, but we are afraid of rejection. We want deep feelings, but we are afraid of being overwhelmed by emotions. Conditioned to seek success in social rather than human terms, we engage in a frenzied activity. Out of this conflict arises tremendous despair, because pain is constantly present beneath the surface of our convulsive life.