Feeling alive means having access to a wide range of experiences.
Feeling alive means having access to a wide range of experience, feelings, fantasies, expressions and actions.
This also includes being aware of our shadow sides and living them after considering possible consequences. In Gestalt work, we explicitly invite you to allow “negative” emotions, to do forbidden things, to be rude, to not always meet the expectations of others.
To give space to our own vitality and aliveness and to defy some social rules and conventions requires courage again and again. Continuously we are challenged to examine and decide on our own responsibility how we want to behave and thus we can develop our own morals and values.”