Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung. ~John Milton
Where is my white picket fence?
Disorder and unexpected change are a part of our lives. There’s a shift occurring… in society, in business, in spirituality… in everything. Becoming untethered in our comfortable stable lives is upsetting and fraught with anxiety… and something that is happening more often, to more people.
Many of us are losing our jobs, our homes and all security we thought we had. Disorder in life seems to be the new way of being. The rug has been pulled out from under our collective feet, and individuals often react in two ways… Hysteria or numbness…And both accompanied by disbelief.
The old way is passing but the new reality hasn’t shown itself yet. No, we’re not talking about religion or spirituality and monkey love. I came to this conclusion by taking an honest look around at life… At our reality. I would have to stick my head pretty far into the ground to not see that change is imminent…
“Sure, everything is going down the drain” you say. “This is just fear mongering fed to us by the media” quips another of you…
But it isn’t. It’s truth, and it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, I believe we should all be celebrating…
I’m going through a complete reboot of myself and of my life, and I’ve been sharing it here. It’s difficult and it’s stressful, but it’s also wonderful.
Yes, I’ve had to do lots of new things that are outside my comfort zone to get by. The good thing about comfort zones though, is they expand easily.
I’m seizing the opportunity to fashion the life I dream of. No, I’m nowhere near achieving it yet, but I’m on the path. All I need to do is keep moving forward, and one day I’ll arrive.
But I’m S-S-S-Scared!
Transition is difficult. People in transition often feel confused, frightened and helpless. I did… That’s what we get for being complacent. “What am I going to do?”… “Someone help me!”… “Solve these challenges for me so I can get back to reality tv!”…
Being scared and feeling helpless gets old quickly. So I stopped… And I thought, and I beat my head against a wall until I realized that I have a great opportunity to just be me…
Actually, I just woke up one day and decided I didn’t want to feel like that anymore, or ever again. so I changed. just like that. ~Anon
Rules? Who needs ’em?
When the rules change and there is no established way, it falls upon ourselves to make a way. No one is going to save us. I want more from life than being a wage slave working under foolish and petty people.
Should I go pick a new career off the magic job tree? No, because if I want more than what society will give me, I have to create it myself. (If anyone has a magic job tree, or any kind of magic tree, send me some seeds please).
We have to create our own order in our lives. We have to create our own security. It isn’t being handed out with a gold watch anymore.
Change causes disorder, which leads to fear and numbness… But it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m grateful I was forced out of my comfortable life and made to be true to myself. I’m embracing the change. With creativity, I will fashion the life I always dreamed of. Out of the disorder I will create new order, and it will be just how I want it.
Disorder is inevitable at this time. How we react to it, and what we gain or lose is entirely up to us…
No exercise for today… Next time we’ll work on making order out of disorder… The rules of life.
- You and Your Comfort Zone (comealivefitness.wordpress.com)
- Comfort Zone-your Prison! (tnatabona.wordpress.com)