I’ve listened to my share of profound podcasts. This might top the list, in understanding the society we are living in.
How do I feel?
When first asked that question, my initial thought was that I don’t know. When I looked deeper, I realized that what I feel on the surface, overwhelmingly, is the collective feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness and anger in humanity today.
When I peel all of that away, I see that what I feel is hope. Hope that the seeming chaos and destruction will result in an equally epic transformation.
Anais Nin wrote “In chaos, there is fertility.” Giving birth is messy, painful and unpredictable. Yet it also contains great beauty, promise and hope. The birth of a new beginning holds the promise of a second chance. A brighter tomorrow. An evolved generation.
If things were working well, there would be no need for change. There would be no inspiration for the rebirth of our society. It is in the midst of this chaos – of this collective pain – that a Phoenix may rise from its own ashes.
It is in anticipation of this Phoenix that I. Feel. Hope.