Resources for December 16

December 17th, 2013

Group Reading
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ― Eckhart Tolle

One- Change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing.
All- We can make the best or the worst of it.
One- I hope you make the best of it.
All- And I hope you see things that startle you.
One- I hope you feel things you never felt before.
All- I hope you meet people with a different point of view.
One- I hope you live a life you’re proud of.
All- If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. ― Eric Roth

Quotes & Readings
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

It was chaos in color.  His eyes tried unsuccessfully to find some order in this blatant disregard for certainty.  Dazzling sprays of flowers were blasted through patches of randomly planted vegetables and herbs, vegetation the likes of which Mack had never seen.  It was confusing, stunning, and incredibly beautiful.  “From above it’s a fractal…” Sarayu said over her shoulder.

Every step he [Mack] took changed whatever patterns he for an instant thought he had seen, and nothing was like it had been.

“A fractal…something considered simple and orderly that is actually composed of repeated patterns no matter how magnified.  A fractal is almost infinitely complex.  I love fractals, so I put them everywhere.”

“Looks like a mess to me,” said Mack.

“That IS exactly what this is—a mess.  “But,” she looked back at Mack and beamed, “it’s still a fractal, too.  —W P Young (The Shack)

If a system is dislodged from its stable state, it moves first into a period of oscillation, swinging back and forth between different states. If it moves from this oscillation, the next state is full chaos, a period of total unpredictability. But in the realm of chaos, where everything should fall apart, the strange attractor comes into play and a new kind of order emerges from the chaos. —- Margaret Wheatley

Affirmation
In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”.   Sun Tsu

Seed of Change
To live is to change. To change is to grow. To grow is to experience growing pains. At times, it may even feel like you are being pulled up by the roots and turned upside down. Stay with it. Your richest potential exists in the under soil, beneath the circumstances, deep in the cells of who you are at your essence. Change is unearthing your highest potential.

Say together: Open to everything, attached to nothing, I am  present to what is.