I remembered your interest in "escape from suffering" and its virtual conflict with the "satisfaction of desire"; that is, the relationship of two fundamental assumptions of Gestalt theory and Buddhist practice (and I maintain that a useful distinction between the two is, indeed, that of theory and practice). For me, these two assumptions are dialectical rather than contradictory; but my thought on this matter, at this moment, is not about clarifying the argument but to state the facts of my own existence.
I have no goal to escape suffering and I can be only somewhat less declarative about the goal of satisfying desire. If I were in another universe, perhaps, I could then be the little devil who escapes pain and satisfies all appetites. I am not; Im in this universe. My work both as a Gestalt theorist and as one who often sits still and does nothing (they call this zazen, dont they?) is to take life in and on, and on its own terms. This is not an approach or theory of life; it is at the risk of sounding tautological how it is. Whatever it is, it brings exquisite pain; it brings unbearable happiness.
You have provided some excitement and growth, as well as some opportunity for stillness, in these discussions.