I work in data and have a lot of file sharing and collaboration in the hours when I’m at work. This infographic might not be totally your thing, but I’m going to start collecting interesting pictures, videos, stories, etc. about chaos and how it affects life in many different ways. Ways you might not think about…
Our brains are inclined to want to fix things when chaos, or anything, for that matter, enters our lives. Chaos causes destruction and fear, distorts and changes lives. It triggers conflict, sensation and power. More importantly the opposite of chaos is calmness, stillness, harmony, and thus order. Our main objective is the above-mentioned emotions. We all desire a chaos-free life. Pursue a lifestyle to counteract chaos.
Minimalism is a belief of choice – a premeditated approval of things most valuable to us and the elimination of everything that diverts us from it. It is an opposing lifestyle with a conscious decision to follow it. On realizing that materialism was not adding value or joy to my life, I had the urge to minimize my personal effects. Minimalism is not a popular or pleasant outlook on life. Advertising campaigns lead us to believe that we need the best, fastest, newest and trendiest things, distracting us from more important things.
There is a glimpse of minimalist approach, with lists of place to find inspiration to this, is as follows:
Zen habits Archives – Zen habits are thought to be the most challenging, life-changing articles found on the Internet. The website has 5 years of blog posts to choose from, with an abundance of inspirations for each day.
Nature – take a break from the chaos and examine the astounding manner to live the decisive minimalist reality.
Minimalist Facebook – the page offers links to the latest articles and daily inspirational quotes.
Unclutterer – this blog is very insightful, with helpful ways of de-cluttering our life and home.
Simple Links – links and images gathered and posted on a frequent basis.
Below is a list of simple things to pursue for daily motivation:
Attitude – self-respect and respectful behavior towards others create consistent balance eradicating chaos, inclusiveness and open-mindedness.
Positive thought instead of negativity.
Simplify your life
Freedom of choice – we can choose to a live a life of stress or at peace.
Increase mental strengthen – the ability to analyze situations.
Improve emotional stability – enabling a person to think more clearly in uncomfortable circumstances.
Intellectual effectiveness and emotional stability.
Harmony with others and our surroundings.
De-clutter your life.
I offer a challenge to simplify and de-clutter your life by reducing your personal possessions, from “want-to-have” to “must-have items.”
The challenge is to inspire you to get rid of the proverbial “white elephants,” free you from the load of sometime unnecessary items; it is enjoyable, help you realized what is necessary and what is a luxury and compelling you to keep things to a minimum requirement.
The bottom-line: After years of struggling with the issues encountered when chaos struck I found that the Biblical route was the best for me.
Since the creation of humanity, the fear of chaos has been part of our lives. This is seen in Biblical times, chaotic fear experienced by Adam and Eve of God for eating the forbidden fruit, Noah and the Ark flood and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. God realized that the chaotic situation on earth was getting out of hand. Chaos is the fundamental idea of change, together with all that is experienced with the chaos. Chaos is experienced differently by each individual: what is a chaotic situation to me may not necessarily be chaotic to some else? It is created, to a degree, from a surplus amount of activity energy. Our thought life is also one of the main reasons for chaos. Chaos is inclined to distort and change things. Unfortunately, chaos can also be a cause of insanity. Involuntary effects are often times experienced as a result of chaos.
Interesting facts regarding the fear of chaos:
We are naturally creatures of chaos – order created by God provides us with freedom of choice, morality, justice and freedom.
The foundation of the universe is primal elements and the substance of chaos. Chaos is energy, power; sensation, destruction and all too often, conflict.
Mankind is prone to create chaos, but at the same time is afraid of not being in control. We are more than capable of doing something about it.
Chaos comes in all forms and very often we cannot forecast, acknowledge or control it. It is invariably a hugely unpredictable situation. The unknown is a scary thought for us as human beings and security is essential to us.
Humans are afraid of not being in control of a matter, which leads me to believe that chaos is not always the main issue. We are easily frustrated by not being in control. A lack of order promotes chaos.
As shown in a fighting/war scenario, we fight in groups for resources, which allow us to survive. We are all instinctively born with primal chaos.
We fear chaos as a result of the negativity and prefer to steer clear of it, for the most part.
Clutter/disorganization is a form of chaos, which disrupts order and security. We are not naturally chaotic beings; to the contrary, we create organized communities with rules and regulations for our benefit. We believe in “strength in numbers”, thus we form communities.
Chaos is confusing and uncontrollable energy.
Natural disasters including floods, hurricanes, tsunamis; serious illnesses, war, riots.
Grudge campaigns will cause bad results and chaos.
Chaos normally not as a result of one single incident, it is a culmination of a few simultaneous incidents.
Whether we like it or not: chaos is believed to be part of our lives. We are continuously being bombarded with negativity, which can cause chaos in our minds.
In conclusion: My perspective on all chaotic circumstances is that God is in control of all things and we can put our trust in Him and know that He is always with us even in times of chaos.