Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Let’s face it. Life is complex.
There’s an infinite number of ways to approach every situation, interpret every word and every passage from every book.
There are emotions to contend with, moral complexity and an established and growing social movement that suggests you can do almost whatever you like whenever you feel like it.
This type of freedom has even been established as ‘your individual right’.
Sanctioned freedoms combined with a breakdown of the fundamental structures and moral fabric of society; creates a kind of existential personal chaos – where right and wrong no longer exist and the individual rules above all else.
In your pursuit of happiness, anything goes!
The truth is, nothing ever gets done in a complete state of chaos.
Chaos by its very definition means infinite uncertainty and unpredictability, this does nothing more than breed fear, anxiety and helplessness.
On the other end of the spectrum is order.
Although order gives you a level of certainty and comfort, if things are too ordered, the necessary complexity doesn’t exist for growth to occur.
And personal growth is the antidote to stagnation and regression – that feeling of being ‘stuck’ in life.
Life in essence is then a dance (and balancing act) between maintaining order and embracing chaos.