Is There Order In Chaos? - Grasshopper
Seems to me that we canít have it both ways: there being an order to the universe, yet chaos within that order.
Iím sensing that chaos has an order we canít sense.
I think we approach more of an understandability of chaos if we rename it reality. Weíll never really fully understand reality but can get a finer appreciation of it by respecting its order.
Reality shows up regularly; it doesnít take off for vacation or holidays. It has a very orderly timetable. Every moment we experience is infused with reality, or its other name Ė Chaos.
Each moment is a new moment and we have no idea what it will bring but we are certain, from experience, it will bring something. That means every moment is filled with chaos.
So the strategy for living a more orderly life is to respond to the moment rather than do what we normally do: attempt to control it.
Think of the folly of attempting to control chaos. It has an order of its own that we canít sense, just like we canít sense infinity. We canít control it if we donít know its next move, and we can never predict with any accuracy the next move of reality. We can only respond to it.
You canít control the universe, you canít control reality, you canít control chaos Ė so do the only thing you can do to bring order to what seems disorderly: Respond.
Response is how you align yourself with reality Ė by not reacting and trying to control the moment. Response is noticing whatís been offered up and coming up with a chaotic way to respond Ė meaning one thatís not pre-planned.
Life is Improv. You take whatís offered to you and you take it somewhere new and unpredictable Ė like reality would do.
To bring the order of the universe into your life, you have to mimic its seemingly disorderly ways. That means to notice what reality the moment brings, take a breath, and take it someplace new Ė just like chaos would do.
All the best,
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