Chaos And Life
Author: Byron Pulsifer, © 2012
Every day is one of peace, tranquility, and the
accomplishment of good. Well,
what a great statement about life if only it was true every day.
This certainly is not the case for the vast majority of people everywhere.
The Real Truth
The real truth is that chaos reigns down upon us on a regular day and continues as time goes on.
"Times of chaos and uncertainty can lead to new doors opening, especially when we are willing and able to look for the growth opportunities in a situation rather than simply being overwhelmed by outside circumstances."
What Can We Do
The issue with chaos is how to frame it within the confines of
one's mind so that it does not overwhelm our thinking and
therefore our life.
There is nothing tranquil about life so what do we do? The answer lies
for the most part in our beliefs. That is what we
will help us clarify, categorize and deal with the chaos of life.
The belief in God
helps us sort through all the miseries and problems for it is
that belief that we are all creatures of God makes us understand
that we will deal with all of these issues by turning our lives toward
the almighty spirit. With this declaration, we are more at
and can find peace within.
Once you have decided on the control within, each day becomes
a new opportunity
to do what life is requiring of you. You will lead a life where you
contribute to reduce the suffering of others as your main purpose.
It doesn't depend on whether you feel like it or want to in this day.
This is the calling you have accepted and where chaos is now tamed
to be manageable.
No More Choas
Chaos no longer has control of your thinking or actions. You have superceded
any grasp because you know what it is that you are working towards.
You have a positive purpose without allowing extraneous
problems from daunting your thinking or actions. Be bold and take hold for you have been given the power within.
Chaos Or Busy
There is also the difference between chaos and a busy life. It is interesting when you talk to those people who are always busy and ask them if their life is filled with chaos. Invariably, their reply is in the negative. So, why is it that some feel chaos and others just seemed to categorize their life as busy?
Part of the answer lies in one's perception. If you believe that your life is nothing but chaotic, then this will be seen as the truth. If you think that your life is simply busy, then busy is what you get. Perceptions are very powerful and one should not deny just how strongly they can influence your life. This is one reason why people have phobias because it is a perception leading to a belief that leads to a demonstrated behavior. If your perception is that you will be harmed if you go outside onto the busy streets, you will start to firmly believe that you cannot possibility ever go outside. To go outside becomes such a threatening potential experience that you start to shake and sweat uncontrollably. These kinds of perceptions are very real and experienced by real people.
Do not let chaos rule your life. You have the inner ability to change
how and what you think and these perceptions are just as strong
as a powerful wind, or an earthquake. Perceptions are within your
control and anyone who tells you they are otherwise does not realize the power of the human mind.
The human mind can be used to set dreams into motion to create
inventions that help or serve, or it can be trained to think in positive way.
The mind is something that you own and there is no one who you
should allow to take its power away from you.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"What peace we can have as we put aside senseless questions - knowing that even if we were told the answer we wouldn't understand - and simply have faith in God."
"In happy moments praise God, in difficult moments seek God, in quiet moments trust God, in every moment thank God."
"God's love transcends the human definition of love to a point that is
hard for us to comprehend. But I want to spend my life searching out
the treasure of His love, for He just doesn't 'do' love, He 'is' love.
Audrey Meisner, Like Yourself, Love Your Life: Overcome Big Mistakes and Celebrate Your True Beauty
"Boldness is the courage to trust that God will keep his promise to us to show answers to our prayers."
Lisa Rusczyk Ed.D., 50 Things to Know About Prayer
"No matter what our problem, God is the solution."