Mastering Chaos

85% of my day is dedicated to reading and researching the many different theories that are out there. Every day as I experience life in many ways, I create my own theories while comparing and contrasting some of the most amazing theorist, scientists, and philosophers of all time. It’s very interesting to say the least. One of my goals is to discover the system within systems. So far using the collection of different theories and my own, I’ve been a bit successful. It’s sort of like telling time; predicting the future to some sort. The world revolves in patterns. People work in patterns. By genetic make-up and wiring of the brain, your habitual behaviors have already laid out a map of what you’ll do in the next hour; sometimes in the next minute. Each day, moment, minute, and second we are being monitored to predict our next move.  Your laptop, iphone, tablets, or whatever technological device you use, is tracking your behavior. A large part of that is due to economic reasoning. Producers want to know what you’re interested in and where you’re planning to spend your time and money. However to not go off in a rant, I want to talk about Chaos Theory and little about the principal of Cause and Effect.

Because the past week for me has been utterly chaotic, I had to learn the system behind it. I need to learn the rules and philosophy of it and then apply those rules in my favor. Confusion, uncertainty, fatigue and slight self-doubt has clouded the hours of my day–pretty frustrating to say the least. The upside to this is that I believe the chaotic moments in life are what I like to call the “transitioning” moments. Someone once said chaos theory is correct; except the chaos isn’t exactly chaotic at all, but perfectly controlled. Learning how to appreciate the system in chaos is something I’m still trying to master. Here are my top 3 rules during chaos or when transitioning is taking place.

  1. Everything  Is Okay
  2. Trust Your Gut
  3. Go with the Flow

The past weekend I decided to get away an head to one of the less populated a little far south west, and the I viewed the ocean a little differently than all the times I been before. Have you ever really watched the waves of the ocean crashing against each other? It’s a bit chaotic, yet extremely in sync i.e. calming. I whispered to myself, chaos is not really chaotic at all, but perfectly controlled. I got it! I mean I got it before, but I really get it now. Each wave effects the other, creating a rippling effect that’s carried out to the shore. The Kybalion principal says, “Every cause has its effect, every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; (nothing ever merely happens); Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.” Under the principal of Cause and Effect, Hermetists go on to say that, “the masses of people are carried along, obedient to environment; the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the Chessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters, qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become movers instead of pawns.”  Everything has its purpose and the resistance of that purpose is your chaos or mine. It’s the process in which we learn to trust uncertainty and to listen to our inner self lead us to where we desire to go. Being that I am getting ready to step into the next phase of my life, I am about positive that my chaos is due to fear of the unexpected. However, unlike the fear of an ordinary individual, not that I am above the ordinary, my fear pushes me. It doesn’t stop me in my decisions.  With the 3 rules I stated above during chaos, I remind myself that despite my emotions, everything is oaky; that no matter the height or depth of any decision, to trust my gut. An lastly, in whatever direction my life may be going at the moment, I whisper to never resist. As so eloquently written in Invictus by William Ernest Hensley, “I am the master of my fate, and the captain of my soul.” I am reminded during chaos to always take responsibility of both being the cause and the result of the effect thereof.

I’ve accepted that we’ll never really know what is to come, why we run into people, and the reason why things happen, as so it could be many reasons. However, accepting what is regardless of the appearance of chaos is when you’ve perfectly controlled the theory of it.

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Sarah Lee

Welcome! My name is Sarah Lee and I'm a Business Strategist and social entrepreneur who loves the outdoors, a good book, and scary movies year round! Throughout this quirky, rich, and mysterious life of mine, I genuinely love to 'share' my experiences as a learning tool. I thought, what better way to track my level of growth than by sharing my experiences and the lessons learned thereof, than in my blog? A wise woman once said, "You are your own masterpiece, therefore, instead of mastering it, master you."

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