It is easy to find strife, conflict, and intolerance, but what about the beauty, growth, and harmony of differing notes, and opinions. How can we achieve cognitive flexibility, learn from one another, and reach new potential from communal sharing and discourse. It is a practice to love and respect ourselves as well as others, it is something we must consciously choose. It can be challenging in stressful times like these with uncommonly high cognitive load. We all have so much on our minds from the pandemic, to economics, to world events, to personal challenges we may face. All this leads us to sometimes lead from a place of stress and fear, but we can challenge ourselves to new perspectives. Our brains, ourselves, and our communities are capable of wondrous things.
Many of us have an understanding of the terms ‘existential crisis’, or ‘existential dread’, these deal with questioning life’s meaning, and feeling lost for purpose. There is a lot of uncertainty in life, but an abundance of this can leave us unsettled, and overly stressed about our life’s path leading to ‘existential trauma.’