The silver lining to the crisis

In every situation in life there are different analysis perspectives. When looking at a problem, there are some people who see the glass as half empty or completely empty, and there are those who seek other ways of looking at the same glass: as half full or even full of different things.

The possibility of those things being good or bad depends on each person’s perception and on how we face that monster called FEAR, the main adversary in each of our brains and minds.

Personally, I prefer to face the “crisis” as a big challenge and as an opportunity. Maybe because I like football so much, I see challenges in the same way I see finals: as something you have to win.

This is a great challenge because we have never seen anything similar, on such a large scale from the social point of view, and because the concept of globalisation has never been so easy to understand as it is now. A big challenge entails controlling that primary feeling, FEAR, and acting accordingly, with solidarity and rationality above anything else.

It is an opportunity because it may be the way to strengthen ties with those who are part of the reason for our existence, and perhaps even an opportunity for human beings to reconcile with themselves, reflecting on the priorities in life, the impermanence of things and their volatility.

I believe that emotions will be extreme, we will see the worst and the best of human beings, but as I mentioned earlier, everything will depend on each person’s way of seeing the glass.

This is a time for awareness, reflection and action; undoubtedly, many things will change in everyone’s lives, whether a lot or a little, but nothing will be as it used to, and I think it will be up to each of us to decide which type of new “glass” we want.

“Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today”

Each person will see what they want to see; whatever they want to be, they will be; and whatever they want to give, they will give, because maybe it will be the hardest time of our lives, collectively speaking, as it will determine the future of humanity, of that I have no doubt.

Heitor Fox (Neurocoach/Trainer)