Over the last six months, I’ve been thinking a lot about my role in the ongoing global transformation. My central, guiding question is: How can I be part of the healing process, instead of contributing to an increasingly divided world?
A synergy of urgent crises has accelerated the chaos, causing strong currents and energetic rip tides of upheaval. It seems that everywhere we look there is pain, from the pain of disconnection to the pain of injustice and staggering loss.
In my last post, How to BE with a Crumbling World, I suggested that before jumping into action, we must slow down and have compassion for ourselves and for each other, as we navigate these precarious times.
Compassion is caring born of sorrow. It beautifully opens our hearts to care for one another, and brings empathy as we share the burden of pain.
But unrelenting pain is debilitating. Most of us have never been taught how to cope with it effectively.