MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 63: EMBATTLED MIND
mind turn against itself
tortured inner talk
hard to commute injustices
a shot at hope and meaning
This is my third post retirement year. I have explored the meaning of living for many years, including euthanasia and suicide. Many years ago I delivered an invited talk on the topic to a group of CEO, but was quickly cut off and asked about “after death”. I replied that the mind could not cognize its own death, the unknown, and any thought for or against was a matter of belief or faith, something people hold as security. So any talk about it would be a pre death talk. Suicide is not necessarily due to depression, meaninglessness and hopelessness; it maybe a choice in living, with advent of worldwide political and economic chaos, lots of injustices and disappointment. As a creative writer, I have no hesitation to give a shot at it; not to explore the unknown, but to understand more about mind states. It is sometimes hard to communicate with oneself, what more with others!