As the crisis escalates, how can we each stay resilient and find our role??
I like to use the example of a small boat crossing the Gulf of Siam. In Vietnam, there are many people, called boat people, who leave the country in small boats. Often the boats are caught in rough seas or storms, the people may panic, and boats may sink.
But if even one person aboard can remain calm, lucid, knowing what to do and what not to do, he or she can help the boat survive. His or her expression – face, voice – communicates clarity and calmness, and people have trust in that person. They will listen to what he or she says.
One such person can save the lives of many.
Ticht Naht Hahn
We live on a planet that is like a solitary raft, in space, with definably limited resources. There are an awful lot of us. There are complex systems in play and none of us exist in isolation. If we retreat into ourselves, what happens next? We’ll still be Read the rest of the article on Psychology Today