Accept the challenge to convert chaos into beauty

This is the awe-inspiring universe of magic: There are no atoms, only waves and motions all around. Here, you discard all belief in barriers to understanding. You put aside understanding itself. This universe cannot be seen, cannot be heard, cannot be detected in any way by fixed perceptions. It is the ultimate void where no preordained screens occur upon which forms may be projected. You have only one awareness here—the screen of the magic: Imagination! Here, you learn what it is to be human. You are a creator of order, of beautiful shapes and systems, an organizer of chaos.

~Frank Herbert (Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #5))

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Look deeper through the telescope
and do not be afraid when the stars
collide towards the darkness,
because sometimes the most beautiful
things begin in chaos.

~ Robert M. Drake

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The philosopher Schopenhauer said, ‘Opposites throw light upon each other.’ Beauty does not belong exclusively to the regions of light and loveliness, cut off from the conversation of oppositions. The vigour and vitality of beauty derives precisely from the heart of difference. No life is one-sided; the life of each of us is animated by the inner conversation of forces which counter and complement each other. Beauty inhabits the cutting edge of creativity — mediating between the known and unknown, light and darkness, masculine and feminine, visible and invisible, chaos and meaning, sound and silence, self and others.

~ John O’Donohue

Life is endless reality. There is reality after reality, spinning on endlessly into the cosmos, billions and billions of manifest universes. Underlying all of this is the unmanifest, the absolute reality.

~ Frederick Lenz

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3 thoughts on “Accept the challenge to convert chaos into beauty

    1. Yes, it is simply the truth 😉 The german philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said „I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.“ Nothing new could be created in abstract perfection. Only in a imperfect world, with a certain degree of chaos, is evolution of consciousness possible. But what the (dualistic) human mind calls „chaos“ is maybe (from a nondualistic perspective) nothing else as a higher order of harmony, with divine intelligence behind it. We call it „chaos“, because we can’t understand the whole divine plan with our limited rational mind.
      But I can see, that growth and evolution is only possible if there is imperfection, the play of duality, and we are here as human beings to grow and learn to love the imperfection, to see the perfection within the imperfection, and to realize more and more dimensions of our god-given potential.

      Blessings to you,

      Mark

      1. Thanks a lot for sharing this wisdom here and above all reminding us of the great Greek philosopher whose words could not be more apt to explain the situation. And it is indeed true that our human mind is beyond understanding the whole divine plan.

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