Chaos is part of the cycle of life. It helps us become creative, get motivated and keeps us moving forward. But chaos can also work against us, so it’s important to understand the two kinds of chaos.
ACTIVE CHAOS – This is creativity at its best; a chef spinning in a kitchen whipping up a beautiful meal, a painter creating a masterpiece, a quilter cutting and sewing, a new patio being built, or a closet being cleaned. The Chi hums as new creations are forming. The key to keeping this active chaos is to clean up the mess, reorganize and enjoy the creation.
PASSIVE CHAOS – This is a mess that has overstayed its welcome. It grows in piles in your office, unattended drawers, untidy closets and garages. The Chi has nowhere to flow. Passive chaos stops and drains us. The only way out is to break up the tasks in manageable chunks and tackle them one at a time.
The more you let go of the old and organize, the more you attract the new.