We started the year with our eyes wide and full of hope, only to end with our tails between our legs after just the first quarter. Although it certainly is a huge factor, it isn’t just this pandemic; it’s the unforeseen stress of our finances, our relationships, and maybe even our health or the health of someone near and dear to us. We had big plans and now everything seems chaotic, and it sucks.
At least it seems that way…
Regardless of your level of neuroticism, we all like it when our lives are in “order,” which is to say that what we are doing is working in the manner which we intended. It’s a very specific definition, and it’s because we are finite beings in this very infinite world.
We don’t know the potential of what can happen, and our sense of order and security is surrounded by that ignorance.
Chaos is simply another name for potential, particularly when that potential is negative.
When we were kids, we all read stories about some hero who had to face a dragon or some seemingly insurmountable chaotic force in order to obtain a grand reward. There was no treasure without the slaying of the dragon.
Our job in life is not to live in order, but rather to CONTEND with the chaos that disrupts it.
It’s easy to get beat down when things are uncertain and you feel like you don’t have any solid footing. Just remember that you don’t have to have the answers all the time, and that the fact that you are taking action to figure it out means you are already being the hero of your own story. - 2 hours ago