What is is what exists. Existential perspectives attend to existence, to what is. Rather than postulating some other basic drive—for example, sexuality, power—an existential orientation sees the fact of being itself as the central issue of our lives. How shall we be alive? What are we making of the miracle of our conscious being? How are we to be more fully, more truly realizing (i.e., recognizing and making actual) that which is latent within our nature? This is the outlook and the challenge of existentialism.
KeywordsTherapeutic Alliance Existential Issue Existential Approach Life Concern Existential Anxiety
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