Online Conversation on "Seeing" in the Time of Coronavirus
In a Protected content , John F. Kennedy famously said: “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters—one represents danger and one represents opportunity.” Although today it is widely recognized that this is not the correct interpretation of the Chinese characters, President Kennedy’s wisdom about a crisis yielding unique opportunities may be more important than ever.
Living in the midst of all the changes and challenges coronavirus has brought to our lives, we can turn this crisis as an opportunity to:1) step away from the danger of moving through life hurriedly, day after day, without thoughtfulness and reflection; and 2) to slow down, to think and to reflect wider and deeper.
Our first zoom discussion will begin with reflection on the concept of ““sustained inattentional blindness” and the following excerpt from “12 Rules of for Life - An Antidote to Chaos”: “We only see what we aim at. The rest of the world (and that’s most of it) is hidden. If we start aiming at something different—something like “I want my life to be better”—our minds will start presenting us with new information, derived from the previously hidden world, to aid us in that pursuit."
Join us in zoom conversation with your favorite drink. It will also be an occasion to celebrate life together with an understanding of celebration as "the acceptance of life in an ever growing recognition that it is so precious and a special time of nourishing joy amid the suffering world. “
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