There is an ancient Zen phrase "wei jee jyi chuan jee" which states "crisis is opportunity". This ancient Chinese motto can serve to remind us that we have choice in how we deal with the more difficult moments in life. While times of crisis certainly bring with them feelings like pain, fear, and exhaustion, they also provide us the opportunity to respond with a cadre of more noble qualities. It is in these times of crises that we are forced to look at who we are when all of our surface qualities are stripped away. We are pushed to answer the question "who am I" with immediate relevance. Crisis can create an empty feeling void that must be filled in order to prevent the potential collapse of our entire psyche. Never the less, the emptiness that crisis leaves us with creates an opportunity for us to choose how we will fill the remaining void and what we will fill it with .