Dear LWS students,
Starting from this month, a monthly sharing “G.E. Meditations” will be delivered to you in which I would like to share my thoughts and feelings. I hope you enjoy the coming issues and please do not hesitate to share with us your own thoughts on them. Thank you.
A Process of Perfecting Oneself
Everyone says we are now in the worst situation we have ever been. Neither our own experience nor curricula vitae are sufficient for handling the current turbulence. Social distancing, names of quarantine buildings, places of high risks, anxiety and fear have become a part of daily routine. How should we then live if this way of life goes on? Can we rely on what we know to live in the new circumstances? If struggling against the plague could be seen as a process of perfecting oneself, then its purpose would be to find meaning and seek the truths. From where can meaning be found? Listen to your physically distant friends with your heart to increase social connection, transform your loneliness into solitude by reading a magnum opus, strengthen your will by reviving your lost interests, crossing the boundaries of finitude through music and finally, recognise that fear and anxiety belong to the essence of life. This is not an embellishment of suffering and difficulties, what I am looking for are just the signs of hope found along the road ahead.