Fav Quote Friday | Body and Spirit: The Persistance Of Chaos

by - 1:07 AM



"Out of chaos the future emerges in 
harmony and beauty.' 
~Emma Goldman


"There must be chaos to give birth to a dancing star." 

~Friedrich Nietzsche

I believe chaos to be like the storms and sunny days; 
they come and go, but they are part of our world.

Although often a difficult time, the way it mixes things up, 
it can open our eyes and hearts to things we'd otherwise miss.

Agree? 
Disagree??
discuss...

 

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4 comments

  1. You must enjoy philosophy. My mind is in such chaos right now that I am unable to focus on your question. Thanks for the thought provoking post, even though I can't come up with any thoughts right now.

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  2. MikeB - I'm sorry to know you are in that state right now. I do like philosphy - but that's not why I like this quote. It's because when my mind was in chaos, I found this quote made me realize that even chaos is part of the process and the journey towards better things, and that was a comforting thought to me.
    But perhaps what might be a better one for you tonight is a quote of stillness...
    This quote is a question that is not really a question; it's a directive challenging you to calm and control your mind:
    "Do you have the patience
    to wait until your mud settles
    and your water is clear?
    Can you remain unmoving
    until the right action arises by itself?"
    ~Lao Tzu
    I wish you well and hope you soon feel more calm!

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  3. Wow, just the right quote at the right time. Thank you! YES, I do have the patience. Patience is one thing I do have, and it comes pretty easily to me. Part of that is lowering my expectations about other people. I typically take things at face value and do not ascribe ulterior motives or inconsiderate thinking to others. I just take things as they come. The only person whose actions and attitudes I can control are my own. It is the recent, quick, and unexpected death of my wife's brother that has thrown things into disarray here. What a loss, last month and continuing until now and for who knows how long. Thank you for your kind thoughts, Stephanie.

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