Thoughts

Between a life we lived until a recent past, that is moving further away every day, and the life that we wish to live in a future that is harder to visualize every day. Between the need for isolation to avoid infection and the need for contact to accompany each other through fear. Between the first and immediate reaction to search for individual ways to take care of oneself and the subsequent understanding that it is impossible to find a way out without collective care, we are living in the transition. We are living between one thing or the other but in neither. We are living in between.

In times of coronavirus life in between becomes clearer, more defined, more definitive. And so, the consciousness of what is transitory, ungraspable, incontrollable, what we no longer have and what we do not have yet, is more demanding. It forces us to find, create, discover, invent, new compasses to navigate through a landscape with no margins to clearly mark the possible from the avoidable, the unavoidable from stubbornness, confidence from carelessness.

People with Link characteristics have learned since they were very young to navigate between two waters. First with suffering and later with curiosity, this is the precise moment to put into practice the use of the compasses that they developed along the way, until now…

Respect

As children, we receive messages that can be contradictory: DON'T LIE - BE GOOD.

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Living

The human body teaches us that the secret to good health is in the joints, in the in-between, in the hinge that articulates the movements and the different functions necessary for life to flow.

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Adaptable children

One of the most valuable lesson that the social and economic crisis caused by the pandemic is probably that the humans survive thanks to our ability to adapt to changes.

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Integration

Faced with a reality that is so difficult to understand, that is constantly changing and that confronts us with threatening facts due to the speed, strength and complexity with which they are presented to us, one way to free ourselves from the unpleasant sensation of contradictions in our feelings is to dissociate.

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Stop

When my youngest daughter was a teenager and I tried to teach her to “take care of herself”, she told me something that I learned for life: “if you tell me that everything is dangerous in the end I won´t believe you and I won’t take care of myself at all”.

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Trust

Pessimists always think what can go wrong. Optimists always think what can go right. These are two different ways to take care of oneself.

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Responsibility

The human being IS in society. And now, more than ever, the consciousness of the deep, inevitable, unrelenting, connection we all share, beyond the spatial and personal borders, requires us to redefine ourselves.

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Consensus

The different combinations of the dichotomies between individual and society are a source of never-ending discussions all throughout the development of humanity.

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Despite

How are we supposed to feel in a catastrophic situation? How are we supposed to feel in a collectively traumatic episode?

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Sadness

It’s really interesting to observe the change in the feelings that the different moments of the pandemic bring forward and in the most common reactions that different human beings have.

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Now yes

The present is the moment where certainties organize our life. Today, now, right now, is an excellent opportunity to do general cleaning and eliminate the certainties that don’t do us any good and cultivate the ones that help us live better.

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Tenderness

I can’t survive without the other, neither can I survive for the other. Is being born being alone? Is living being with others?

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Look at the other again

Not understanding the differences makes us afraid. And instead of appreciating the information that comes from other people´s perspectives, different from our own, that might enrich us, we react with the primitive impulse of fighting or flying.

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Embracing our fear

Breaking out in apocalyptic panic and acting as if life has already ended or denying the danger and saying that the coronavirus is something invented by politicians to manipulate public opinion, are two extreme ways of defensive attitudes to face the imminent danger that is hard to define, hard to understand, to predict, to control.

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