All things are born out of chaos

All things are born out of chaos: life, rebirth, creativity, transformation. Little can happen without some form of chaos. The universe was born out of chaos by way of the big bang. The birth of a new baby is the result of the chaos of a child being pushed out of the birth canal, through the vagina and out into the world. Creativity comes out of a flurry of energy, inspiration and ideas. Civilizations are often born and die because of war, revolution or natural catastrophe. Transformation is always a result of the chaos of events or situations that push an individual to new realizations about themselves. Without the challenge of chaos little transpires. Chaos spurs growth, evolution and change. As much as we love peace and harmony, existence has other ideas. Without constant change and shifting of perspectives, evolution cannot happen. Without evolution we stagnate and die. Existence does not allow that. Life has been evolving since the beginning of time and will continue to do so no matter whether we approve or not.

And so I sit here musing about the latest push to shift my own perspective. Relationships have a way of doing just that as two people closely living together are forced to see the truth about each other and either resolve and accept differences or part ways as is often the case in today’s society. Statistics say that one half of all marriages end in divorce. The honeymoon doesn’t last long. Once a man and woman are living together their differences become more and more apparent especially if there is sufficient passion among the participants to stir the energy. Total and unconditional acceptance is difficult at best when a mix of strong emotions stimulate the atmosphere. The love that brings two people together may not be enough when the heat of anger interrupts the state of matrimonial bliss.

We have to be forced into realizations. It is our nature to seek a comfort zone and make ourselves at home. We are essentially lazy that way. That is a guarantee that nothing will happen. Without a powerful movement of energy, growth is not possible. Perhaps it is your karma to simply be content. But if you wish to open the door to transformation, the energy must be shaken to an exciting climax. All that is required is a simple yes and then existence will see to it that it will happen. The word yes opens the floodgates for energy to pour in. You may come to regret that yes because of the challenges you will face but the rewards are immense and life will never be the same and, I guarantee, never boring.

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Wait silently with anything, and you will discover a new phenomenon which was always there, but of which you were not alert – not aware of it. Your mind will become completely silent as you feel the presence of the ever-living existence. You will be just a part in it, just a note in the great symphony. No burden, no tension...the drop has fallen into the ocean. ~ Osho

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