Is Chaos In Life Good For You
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man. ~ Henry Adams (Tweet this)
Ever read the book “The Dot and The line” by Norton Juster? It’s a beautiful story about the romance between a Line and a Dot (if you haven’t, you can also find it on YouTube). While reading the book I realized the three characters of the story (unorganized Scribble, the shy Line and the naughty Dot) were describing the reality of life.
I found the Scribble character to be a representation of chaos in life while the Line was the order or stable way of living life. Additionally the Dot was a catalyst for igniting and motivating the plain Line to become someone more innovative and courageous. Through determination and willpower the Line identified his own potential and challenged himself to create an interesting yet complex life.
Finally I questioned, why are we so afraid of difficult situations? Specifically when these situations make us stronger and inventive. Great discoveries have been unleashed from the most chaotic situations.
As they say, Order and Chaos are irreversible. The birth of major inventions happened when we desired to change from an unorganized to an organized condition, from a difficult to a convenient life.
When chaos in life begins . . . life starts
Accept this as a truth and make life more joyful and cheerful. Humans have become used to living a boring and systematic lifestyle. We are caught up in the regular chaos in life and have disregarded life’s true meaning.
Just take a minute and look around. There are so many courageous people who were literally caught up in the most troublesome situations (both physical and psychological) yet today they stand victorious over all the odds.
Ronda Bryne – The writer of The Secret; Chris Gardner – The famous stockbroker; Mary Kom – The great women boxer and many more had the fire, power and great attitude to become a champion and discard their messy circumstances.
How can we forget Japan’s passion to stand strong after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear attack or it’s continuous attempt to develop advanced preventive measures and fight against recurring natural disasters.
Order and Chaos are two faces of the same coin. Life is a gift which has to be constantly infused with innovation, courage, determination, fun, laughter, and love. Life is about constant evolution and this evolution keeps moving from chaos to order then back to chaos again.
Just when I get all the answers, life changed its question.
Human psychology is about putting everything under control. We resist change and feel upset when turbulence occurs in our life.
Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together. ~ Ray Bradbury (Tweet this)
The science of chaos
The science of chaos in life signifies the outbreak of something advanced and valuable. Even a disastrous volcano brings fertile soil. Many wishful thinkers now assume that chaos can somehow generate higher order—evolution in particular. Chaos itself forces us to think beyond the regular, it tells us that a system—whether closed or open—tends to decay. So the science of chaos in life indicates that disorganization forces us to brainstorm and develop newer, more-innovative systems.
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal. ~ Paulo Coelho (Tweet this)
Imagine a life in complete order (like in the movie The Devil Wears Prada), a structured routine that is enslaved by the clock and where everything is being controlled, even your emotions. Such a life becomes suffocating for others and for yourself.
Chaos is an indication of an eruption, hence, any preventive measures to keep things in order turns futile. Control or order makes situations miserable, while chaos adds spice to life and enhances its flavor.
Chaos in life is disturbing, challenging and even painful, but on the flip-side it is about innovation, determination, motivation, triumph, love, and transformation. Always remember, spring prevails only after winter has left its mark.