Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

“Graceful exit” – Considering Suicide – LylesBrother

Here’s a link to my playlist on the topic of suicide:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKd0HQPFzJcM9N_S4nJWrJNYv7biIYcFZ

“Hello Kurt,

I’ve noticed you’ve done a couple videos on suicide recently (and more in the past), but my query is less to do with whether or not someone should commit suicide, and more to do with your thoughts on how to “gracefully exit” (not the greatest choice of words but it’ll do). I’m not sure if you’ve seen a movie called: ‘night, Mother.. starring Sissy Spacek, but it kind of deals with the subject at hand. How does one approach suicide “gracefully”? Should one have a talk with a loved one before ‘ending it’? Do you just go off in the woods, without word… or leave a note behind? Or, maybe, there’s not a way? I’m not looking to be talked out of suicide or anything, I’d just like to hear your particular view on the matter.I’ve enjoyed your channel and will continue to do so– with or without a response. :-)Thanks for listening,
XXXX”
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The Path of WildnessThe Path of Wildness is easy to find
The course of a stream
Leaves blown in the wind
A beast’s track through the brush
And the direction of our first inclination

The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.

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2 comments on ““Graceful exit” – Considering Suicide – LylesBrother

  1. Ilona
    November 3, 2013

    That was a tough one, Kurt. Your empathy and humaneness show through. You’re
    an opsimath in wisdom of the path of wildness.
    I am awake to terrible grief. The long skeletal fingers of the “graceful exit” that
    grip the hapless survivors, especially children, and trash their lives with guilt
    and agony forever by short-sighted narcissistic cowards. Hospitals and therapists
    see much of this “collateral damage” by this graceful exit of the anatomy of
    melancholia.
    The path of wildness can be satisfying and enlightening. Thank you for your insight.
    I enjoy my walks with you.
    Ilona

  2. softypapa
    November 7, 2013

    Hello llona, Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and to share your thoughts. I’m sorry if the pain of such circumstances has entered your life (mine too) and I hope that time might lessen the ache. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts. -Kurt :-)

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