Our world has changed immensely in the last few weeks but amid the upheaval and distress, there are reasons to believe we can emerge from the crisis with some human qualities enhanced, writes Matthew Syed.
The coronavirus has turned our lives upside down and, although we hope to return to some version of normality in the coming months, it is probable that nothing will quite be the same again. Many have lost their livelihoods and businesses, and there is no diminishing the difficulties - emotional and financial - this has brought in its wake.
But amid the darkness, there are also opportunities.
Opportunities to reimagine the world and one's place within it. Reversal techniques are typically used by people working in the creative industries to come up with new products or innovations. I wonder if we can all use it to seek out a silver lining or two amid the grey clouds.
Young people lack continuity Every other modern generation Imagined a better brighter future Today all they see Widespread environmental disaster unfolding Economic systems benefiting the few Societies brought to breaking point by a minuscule organism
I downloaded this app because it was recommended in my Compassion Focused Therapy. And because I realized I needed help and guiding if I were ever to learn mindfulness and meditation properly. That’s also when I started my intense meditations. For about a week I used the app without an account all together. Which is […]
I decided it was time to reboot my other blog, which I started for writing reviews (mostly) in English, and then more or less abandoned because that was not the kind of writing I needed. Just the kind I dared to share with the world.
Now I know there are kind supportive people out there, who amazingly like what I write. Something that fills my heart with gratitude!
Hello Everyone– In these times of uncertainty and fear, I wanted to share a poem with you that I cut out of a newspaper 26 years ago. To give you a little background on my mental state back then, I had recently lost my husband of over 7 years to suicide and my life was […]
A quick check on the children. Stroking a forehead, tucking in feets.
Then the night belongs to me and my muses.
A cup of fragrant Yogi tea. A glas of wine.
Ritual to settle the mind before a deep dive. Immersion in past trauma, old harmful programming. Writing for hours upon hours, transforming fear and hurt. Into witty words. Beautiful stanzas. World’s born from imagination. Spinning rhymes, sounding syllables,. Following feets and meters.
Word alchemy to heal.
The witching hour passes. The muses depart. Another night sacrificed. Tomorrow comes the work of typing it up. Revising and editing for publication.