I have always been fascinated by the power of change, the new challenges it brings, and the resilience that emerges from every transformation, whether tangible, like redecorating a home or buying a new outfit, or more subtle and internal, like a new love, an adventure, or the beginning of a new career path.
However, there are profound changes that do not come lightly, those that present themselves as long and complex metamorphoses, often heralded by news beyond our control. It is in these moments that we must activate our resilience, develop an emergency plan, and consider all the possibilities that lie before us.
Over time, I have noticed that the perception of these radical changes can make the difference between a happy outcome and prolonged torment. For me, embracing a positive outlook has become a personal exercise, and in this sense, Viktor Frankl’s book “Man’s Search for Meaning” has been enlightening. Frankl, through his experience in concentration camps, shows us that those who maintain a positive attitude and continue to hope for a future are the ones who manage to survive, despite adversity.
The central point of Frankl’s book is that those who can see beauty even in a difficult situation like that of the concentration camps, manage to survive. Highlighting the ability to see beauty even in situations that would lead one to believe otherwise. Those who survived were those who were able to cultivate a sense of beauty and nourish it. In aesthetic sense, in the ability to appreciate beauty, lies an aspect linked to positive intelligence and resilience.
When we open ourselves to the possibility of change, the real adventure begins. It is an inner journey that requires finding our center and eliminating what is superfluous, much like preparing for a journey in the physical world. It won’t be easy, but it will be a rewarding adventure, full of growth and opportunities.
Art, in particular, teaches us to cultivate these qualities, turning challenges into opportunities and finding beauty even in the most difficult moments.