Embracing chaos

silhouette of person sitting on hill in dark with Milky Way in sky in background

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

I tend toward valuing order and organization and structure in my life, but I’ve never managed to completely squeeze out the chaos that comes with life’s changes. And yet, my highly prized order can easily turn into stagnation instead.

Over time, I’ve learned to embrace the chaos inside me and around me (even when it’s not always comfortable) for creativity and growth inevitably form out of that chaos. Despite its discomfort it brings the raw materials that give birth to the dancing stars that brighten my world.

How well do you make space for a necessary amount of chaos in your life to fuel your ongoing creative growth?