"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
We can relate this quote to many areas of our lives...work, school, relationships, and even the current pandemic.
Racism is a significant problem that comes to mind when reading the words of Albert Einstein. We must challenge our way of thinking in order to begin to solve the problem. Years of conscious and systemic oppression have led to prejudice, stereotypes, and assumptions about people of color or others who appear different from ourselves. These harmful belief systems helped shape the unconscious biases we hold today.
It is common for us to challenge thoughts that we are aware of, but we have to be deliberate about addressing thoughts that arise outside of our conscious awareness. The video below is about these "blind spots." It explains why they exist and how we can challenge our assumptions in order to see things from a different perspective.