Becoming Who We Are

Unlike other world-shattering events, like 9/11 or the fall of the Berlin Wall, nobody will speak of what they were doing when COVID-19 swept around the world. Instead, when we look back, we’ll remember what we started to become: perhaps more aware of the vulnerabilities of our bodies, perhaps more in-tune with the rhythms of our souls, hopefully more compassionate with ourselves and others. For many of us it might feel like the world is standing still at the moment, but it is precisely at this moment that we can move towards our better selves.

2 thoughts on “Becoming Who We Are

  1. Strange how we humans remember traumatic instants but forget profound, prolonged, and formative processes brought by crises (yes, in the Ancient Greek sense). Maybe it speaks to our addiction to instant solutions rather than complex reflection.

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