If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the Pandemic: here’s some help. This lecture concentrates almost exclusively on psychology: How is an encounter with the unknown to be understood, conceptually?”
Everyone, I think, is feeling disoriented. Although the country is opening up, many things have changed. It may take a long time before we feel “normal” again. In times of dramatic change, we need to understand how it is affecting us emotionally and physically. This is a long lecture by Dr. Peterson, but I think many people can find help and hope in it.
Stay safe! 🙂
There are times we don’t make progress in our work because something in our personal lives is holding us back. We may not feel worthy of the dreams you have for yourself. Even if we realize that this is the starting point of many heroic stories you find it difficult to place yourself in those stories. So, this is something we must begin to gain control of in ourselves. Our own dignity is worth cultivating, and that must begin within each of us.
I believe that
there is nothing that can happen to us in life that can keep us from “starting
over.” I don’t mean physically. Aging and any physical damage to our bodies are
obstacles to be overcome. What I am talking about are things that damage our
psyche and our spirit.
now, in the new “Cancel Culture,” where people are bullied out of their jobs
and are often cut off from family and friends there is so much fear of being
singled out for humiliation. Many of us, who are of the baby Boomer generation,
feel fortunate that the worst antics of our youth reside in our friends’
memories and not on video online somewhere. Still, we are all vulnerable. Our
words can be taken out of context. We could be caught on cell phone video at
our worst. We are all worried about being judged in a bad light.
at its worse, goes on. Even at our lowest point, we must move and think and
start again. It may a great effort, but it must be made every day.
We must have
faith we can return to life, though it may be different than it was before. The
human spirit can overcome terrible events. It’s important that we keep that
thought close to us when anxiety threatens to overwhelm our minds.
If there is something that you have done that is wrong and continue to do, even if you were compelled to do it because of your circumstances, then you must struggle to change that part of your life. If you can find help then get it.
Continue reading “Cancel Culture: How to build a Tranquil Spirit in a Chaotic world.”