This meme by @cazkilljoy about climate crisis, therapy cliches, and what we can control addresses something we’ve talked about in meetings.
Danger can be something in ourselves, that we create from painful coping strategies. But there’s also real danger in the world. There’s the option of adjusting ourselves to the world, and there’s the option of changing the world.
Wellness cliches can be appealing and sometimes helpful. They can also mean we avoid huge truths.
Climate crisis is real, and the systemic issues that harm our lives, such as racism, misogyny, hatred of queers, hatred of trans people, poverty, pollution, and a culture the doesn’t protect its most vulnerable.
Here’s to finding ways to face reality, and find a good balance between changing ourselves and changing the world, as we do radical care.