By Kim Gebo
#!@*?...#^!~~WT? Phew! Ever find yourself in such chaos & feeling like you can barely keep your head afloat with the weight of the world on your shoulders? Of course you have. You wouldn’t be human, living on planet earth if you have never experienced chaos. The question now then is what do you do in this situation?
Ask yourself what it is you normally do when you find yourself here? This place called chaos is not a walk in the park for most or a favorite cup of tea or a place you want to be, unless this place is your favorite cup of tea.
There are people that thrive in this place. Names may be popping in your mind at this moment because you know these very people. Every human is unique in that they roll or tumble when presented with chaos. If you find you tumble, then you also need to find time. My teacher says time is artificial. That is a whole other blog post someday. You have time on your side.
Step back & see what exactly is creating your chaos. Knowing time is on your side also gives you the glimpse into the future that you may need. Realizing this chaos is not forever & offering you a hint of relief. Now detach! Detach yourself fully. If it is a situation that is ongoing, get outside & connect with nature, reach out to a friend you have been meaning to catch up with or attend a yoga class so you can BREATHE. Doing anything that will keep you from thinking about the chaos.
Yes, that is the tricky part, not thinking about it. Know that detaching places you on the sideline giving you the advantage of not being involved in that moment. How often have you checked your messages & find a pressing situation (nickname for chaos) needing immediate attention? You panic but continue checking the rest of the messages & find the situation has been addressed. As a matter of fact, there was no situation; instead it was just a misunderstanding on someone else’s part. You however weren’t even aware of all of this because you weren’t there at that moment. The Universe kept on rolling & chaos was resolved.
Sound familiar? Allowing time to take the wheel lets you view the happenings. Rolling down your window & detaching gives you that breath of fresh air. This prepares you for hopping back in the drivers seat always aware that outlet exists & you can take it as needed. Last but not least, look chaos in the eye & tell it you consider it as a gift. Every time you tumble you also must get up. Ask yourself then what did you learn and what would you do differently next time?
The next time chaos visits, you will not only have your life jacket keeping you afloat but the world will be watching instead of weighing you down.