Metanoia

I might be wrong, I might be wrong
I could have sworn I saw a light coming on
I used to think, I used to think
There was no future left at all
I used to think

Open up, begin again -Radiohead, “I Might Be Wrong”

“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” -Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

When’s the last time you changed your mind about something you deeply cared about? Something in which you absolutely thought you were right, but then when presented with new evidence, new learning, new insight, you realized…you were wrong.

Let’s go a step further.

When’s the last time you changed your heart? The ancient Greek word (also found in Christian theology) Metanoia describes “a transformative change of heart; especially a spiritual conversion.” Setting aside any religious context, when’s the last time you had a metanoia?

One of the many wonderful things about art is its power to affect change. To open us up. To engender empathy for the entire human condition.

Mind Change leads to Heart Change which leads to Transformative Change.

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