Turning Toward Our Blind Spot: Seeing The Shadow
Source: Presencing Institute
Snippet: We are living in a moment of tectonic shift in society. Something changed when we all watched the same images — 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the killing of George Floyd. During that unbearable experience, something broke down and broke open in our hearts, in how we relate to one another. And in how we want to live together.
From the Collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. When the Berlin Wall collapsed in 1989, we witnessed the end of the 20th-century Cold War era. A wall collapsed between two conflicting social systems: capitalism and socialism.
Today we see a different type of wall collapsing. Not a wall between systems, but between system and self. A wall that has kept us separated from each other for too long.
While the coronavirus pandemic has functioned as an eye-opening disruption. Laying bare everything that is already broken in our social and economic systems. Black Lives Matter is shifting not only the way we see the world, but also the way we feel. How we sense each other’s well-being and pain. Whether we numb ourselves, or open ourselves to deeper human connection. Whether we turn away, or find the courage to change.
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