No Chaos Here

Last Update: March 25, 2020

No getting lost in the hectic, high-registering sounds of chaos in the world today. Instead, let’s take a stroll down a lane of beautiful symphony. Share the love, joy and optimism, it’s too easy to become lost in the uncoordinated riot of chaos that surrounds us. Let’s take a breath and relax. Focus on being not doing.

It’s too easy to focus on these dark times. Be strong, fight, push through, dominate . . . all of that takes considerable energy, it’s distracting and draining. Believe it or not, we all have the strength of mind, body and spirit to weather the strongest storms. Amazing humans prove that every day by seeking the light beyond the darkness because with deliberate and clear intentions we are unstoppable.

Be Inspired

There is no shortage of inspiring accounts of exceptional deeds out there. With the power of the Internet we can find inspiration that casts the brightest light on the darkest of days. Such wonderful stories are not reserved for the rich or famous, everybody knows something or somebody and if we dare take a peek within, we will be surprised at our own magnificence that we often fail to recognize because we don’t consider ourselves worthy of recognition or praise. Each of us has something amazing and beautiful to offer to ourselves and the world.

It’s Not About Strength

Rumi said, “If light is in your heart, you will find a way home”. He was so right, and I add that we all have the light within our hearts. We are taught to believe that we need strength to find the light but don’t let thoughts of needing strength pull you beneath the waters of despair and drain your energies.

As Khalil Gibran said, “For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow”.

We are each a part of the great temple we call humanity and our pillars are beautiful and distinct.

Realizing Our Beauty

Starting with honesty. Ask yourself how you feel right now. Not the on the surface, wrapped up in current events feelings. I’m talking about you; the inner-you that doesn’t need to speak in socially acceptable sound bites. If you can find a way to acknowledge and confront these feelings, your emotions cease to control you and this struggle is over. Emotions no longer control you.

Some people find such a challenge difficult. Connections help, there is always somebody out there who knows how to listen. It is difficult to acknowledge to ourselves how our actions, choices and intentions have affected our lives. Hardly surprising really when from our early days we are encouraged to think in terms of “right” and “wrong”.

Developing personal honesty doesn’t need to be negatively judgmental. There’s more than enough judgment in the world yet if we can allow ourselves to be honestly open, we can move into new levels of personal understandings and joy.

Forgiving Is Powerful

A few years ago, a young man asked to be allowed to visit a prisoner who had murdered his brother. During the visit, the young man forgave the prisoner for his actions. He said afterwards that doing so helped heal him and free him from the pain of loss. He didn’t condone the actions of the murderer, excuse or pardon him instead, he surrendered to the fact that what happened could not be reversed. Being a “For-Giving” type of young man, he went on to inspire many with his story.

From a personal point of view, I have imagined some people that can be considered to have “wronged me” because it wasn’t possible to meet them face to face. There is no imagination involved when I tell you that forgiving has enabled me to move on and I can smile at them when I see them in my minds-eye with no negative thoughts.

Looking internally, I have also forgiven myself for emotions, actions and choices. By cutting myself some slack and not beating myself up, I have moved on joyfully. Being For-Giving makes a difference.

Unseen Magic

Many people have faith. Be it God, the law of attraction, spiritual beliefs, belief in humankind or magic. It is unseen yet we know it’s there and it matters. Summon your magic because through doing so it can reveal or strengthen purpose and drive us forward through the darkest days. It’s not about comparing or arguing with others to seek justification. That takes energy and slows the journey forward. Seek what’s within, that’s your magic, embrace it.

Thank You

I am grateful that I can sit here and write this today. I am grateful for my family and my wonderful business partners. I am grateful for this current world situation because it has presented opportunities to develop new connections and to help me change the way I look at things. It’s thrilling to be grateful and discover the gratitude in all things. I start the day grateful for the milky coffee and end it with gratitude for the wonderful things that happened. No judgment, just gratitude; it is immensely powerful.

Somebody is making a noise outside, I think it’s an electric saw, it’s very noisy. Yes, it is a saw, the window is open, and I can smell the cut wood. I love that smell; thank you. Small things matter and my vibration just went up a notch. Gratitude matters.

Strength In Vulnerability

Wait! Did I get that wrong? Surely, if I show my weaknesses and admit to being vulnerable in this world where vulnerability is often seen as the opposite of strength, I will appear weak to others. No, I didn’t get it wrong. If I can recognize my pain or suffering in a safe place, I get to take what I learn from my experiences and move forward. There is no weakness in vulnerability.

By recognizing my vulnerabilities, I can seek help from reliable sources if I need it from people who are unconditionally for-giving, and we are surrounded by such wonderful people.

Thank you for reading

I wish you a wonderful day

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Debbi26 Premium
It is so important to always remain grateful. No matter how bad it is, there is always SOMETHING to be grateful for. Some days it IS a stretch but we're alive, have food and can see a beautiful sunset.

We will all learn from this and become wiser and stronger.

~Debbi
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exgrosteve Premium
Thank you Debbi. Absolutely true. We choose what we see and I see the positive. For that I am very grateful.
Happy Friday
Steve
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Awesome way to look at thing Steve! If we are grateful for everything, we never have an excuse to be sorrowful or unthankful for anything!

Jeff
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exgrosteve Premium
Thanks Jeff. YES, grateful is the WAy.
What day is it? Have a good one!

Steve
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You too!
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exgrosteve Premium
We're serenading the village with great music. Seems some don't like it. Oh dear!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I know what you mean, Steve!🙄

Have a safe new week!

Jeff
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exgrosteve Premium
You too Jeff. Lockdown has been extended to 4 weeks. . . Keep well.
S
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You too, my friend!
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GerLeijen Premium
I found it easier to forgive others, it took some time and searching to forgive myself. Today, I am grateful for all the new doors that have opened in recent times, the connections and opportunities that would never have presented if not for our past.

:) I could smell the wood.

Thank you for writing.

Ger.
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exgrosteve Premium
Thanks Ger. Yes forgiving self is a challenge indeed and it's surprising to see the effects un-forgiveness has in many aspects of life when we open up and look.
No cut wood today, just silence 😊
Happy Thursday
Steve
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GerLeijen Premium
Silence is good 😊 and the sun is shining.

Have a class day.

Ger.
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42Louise Premium
I appreciate your post. There is a kind of magic in forgiveness.

This has been one of the biggest life lessons I have ever learned. I have forgiven everyone and everything. I have forgiven myself.

It truly frees you. You feel lighter and are happier.

Enjoy your day and I wish you much happiness in all you do.

Louise
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exgrosteve Premium
Thank you for sharing a little of your story, Louise. Here's to freedom.
Wishing you a wonderful day
Steve
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edhozubin Premium
Steve - A wonderful Post with a lot of good points and a positive message. Thank you and I wish you the best.
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exgrosteve Premium
Thank you for your very kind comments Edward. I wish you the very best too.
Steve
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