The world feels more chaotic now than ever. The overwhelming randomness of loss seems to be permeating stories left and right – loss of a job, loss of a parent, loss of an unborn child, loss of a house…
Life feels unsteady. We feel insecure.
And we like security.
When it feels like a hurricane of problems (or toys) comes barreling through our home the first thing we want to do is make it stop. The next thing most of us desire is to run – far, far away. We don’t (usually) but we keep thinking about it.
We wish for the end of the chaos. We hold our breath for the end of the chaos. But the chaos continues. In order to find calm and peace what we need to do is to move into the eye of the storm.
When we sit in the very center of all our chaos and stop fighting it or wishing it away it is possible to find the present moment. And in the present moment we find our center, a.k.a. the eye of the storm.
“At the center of a fierce tropical storm, there is a small area where the weather is calm, the sky is clear, and the winds are just light breezes. This area is called the eye of the storm.”
When we stay centered and in the present moment, peace and calm are possible all the time. No matter what. When we try to runaway from what is happening in our lives or race through it we move into the eyewall:
“Surrounding the eye is the eyewall, which is the most violent part of hurricane.”
When we put all our efforts into getting away from the storm in our lives, we move into agitation, anger, upset. Yet if we stay exactly in the center of our selves, in the center of our lives in this moment we are fine.
In each moment we are just fine.
In fact calm weather, clear skies and light breezes seem better than just fine.
Want to leave all the chaos behind? Come join me. I’m here! In the present moment.