In this period of lockdown inevitably our habits have partly changed. We are dealing with a pandemic, something that we can safely say not happens every day. This situation of isolation is leading us to establish social contacts through video calls, it is driving us to reclaim time, and a relationship with ourselves. For those who live alone is an opportunity to stay in their own company and listen to their inner voice without interference. For those instead who live the isolation with their family it is the unprecedented opportunity to live entire days, observing children and partners in a different light. When does that ever happen to us again?
Change or transformation?
Change is something that may not necessarily have a connection to the past, it may be sudden, like a header, or more thought-out, meditated upon. In this case it involves a profound transformation, which certainly has a relationship with the past, but that by transforming it leads to a different outcome. A little bit like the caterpillar and the butterfly. The change, often dictated by a sudden mutation in the parameters that surround us, could bring us back to the status quo when the parameters return the same before. Profound changes for them to be able to take root must have the capacity to transform. Those who in these months have been reflecting on possible job changes must also take into account that, at the moment when life will start again, this enthusiasm may fade. This is the essence of the artistic vision, as well as of my work, both personal and as a therapist, implies courage, to be able to leave the known and go towards the future in a continuous, as inevitable, transformation.