Thoughts in Action: Part Two

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”

Chaos is a tricky thing, isn’t it?

We see it all around the world, especially now that a lot of us are strongly encouraged to stay inside. We see it within our own homes, where our minds are running at ten thousand miles a second and freaking out about everything.

Where life is, chaos grows.

Fortunately for us, we have a funny way of controlling our chaos. Some of us are able to let our chaos be the nutrients for our bodies and the stimuli for our minds. To some, chaos acts as a ladder.

How do they do this?

Well, it begins with acceptance of chaos. You can’t move past anything without first accepting it, regardless of whether it’s mental or physical. To use chaos, it’s absolutely necessary that you accept it’s existence and acknowledge that it’s going to keep happening.

The next step to using chaos as a ladder is to find the pattern to your chaos. That’s right, even chaos has order to it. If you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll eventually begin figuring out what triggers what. Once you figure these things out, you’ll begin to be able to form plans around these patterns.

The final (simplified) step in making chaos your tool is to determine what you’re working towards. Use the acceptance you’ve gained for chaos, combine it with your plan, and soon enough you’ll be able to just focus on what’s right in front of you.

While going through this process, it’s important to keep in mind that chaos and order are the yin and yang of life. Jordan Peterson even states that order can be found within chaos, which can be found within order, within chaos, and so on and so forth. Apply this to life, and we soon begin figuring out where things lie.

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What do you do to push towards order even when everything around you is chaotic? How do you come up with plans to solve your problems? There’s lots of different ways of thinking, and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section. Also feel free to leave a like and share this post on social media — your friends and family can use the information here! Other than that, stay tuned for blog posts every Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and try to be the reason someone smiles today 🙂

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