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Bring Some Chaos Into Your Soul

3:01 pm in Pyschology That Helps by seph

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star – Nietzsche

“Go to the deepest darkest place you can let yourself be and see if you can find a little light up in the top right corner?”

Yes, I saw that little light. For years, I thought that light was something by the name of resilience. What I didn’t know was that the light was really joy. How could joy exist in this extraordinarily dark moment? How could joy be present in this awful and awful time?

I remember how it felt in that bad moment. Everything was totally black. The darkest black you might even imagine. If you have ever seen a black table that has been lacquered several thousand times, the depths appear endless. This situation and time in my life was this kind of black which was as thick is molasses.

However, there was light. The only issue was, I wasn’t looking for it.

It is not going to be that easy for me to come back to this place. There are a considerable number of things that I have buried deep so absolutely no one could ever find them. Thing is, I knew they were there. They have always been there all the time. I have been so frightened to let them bubble up that I honestly have basically run from my past straight into the future and have totally forgotten about the present. That’s no way to live life. That is not how my life will be lived from this point on.

This place, while dark, can be illuminated. Like all dark places, bring a bright enough lantern into it and you can start to see things as they really are and not just how your scared mind has interpreted them to be. So I’m going to be bringing that light in.

Into the depths we go.

Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Going through an interesting time in your life and need a good laugh? Dive into these funny life quotes for some awesome perspective.

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Wisdom And The Current Age Of Communication

6:12 am in Pyschology That Helps by seph

Wisdom is a character trait that most younger people think little about nowadays. It’s sad that young people have so little time to sit and contemplate life. As an alternative they’re being constantly bombarded with the enormous array of technologies offered to them by our so called age of communication. Every moment of the day, they’re connected to the cloud with things like Facebook, texting, and Twitter ever available.

There’s unfortunately little time they have to just be by themselves with their own thoughts and consider life and the gravity of what it means to be part of mankind. A wise person once said, “the more the words, the less the meaning.” I’m in agreement with this statement, and is my general opinion of this so called age of communication. Everybody is saying so much, but everyone is also saying so very little.

Everyone seems to be clammoring for our attention, trying hard to be surprising and bold, but never truly offering anything meaningful to fill our lives. I worry a good deal over the next generation. Without healthy periods of solitude, by themselves with their own thoughts, how will the generation to come ever hope to gain the wisdom that will only come through healthy thoughtful solitude?

It’s true that this is not the only way that wisdom is found, that much wisdom is experiential wisdom found simply through living. But pensive solitude is one of the finest methods somebody can gain a clear perspective and direction, and to work out just where they fit in this grand scheme of life.

That’s the reason why I, even though a 20 something year old, don’t subscribe to any of the gateways of mass communication out there. I like being free, not ever connected and telling everybody all the minute details of how I live my daily life. I like not being in the club on what’s popular at any given moment. I like closing off the valve of mass clammoring and having the ability to slip off to somewhere quiet and think about life. You should give it a try sometime.

Ben Mester is an author who likes writing about wisdom and life. To read more on this subject, check out his blog posts on Bible verses about wisdom, and Bible verses about pride.