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Don’t Just Survive, Thrive

Updated: Sep 17, 2020



Fundamental change takes time. It's the tortoise and the hare. Slowly slowly catchey monkey. And there are stages that must be gone through. Nature shows us that - it's quantum physics. First there has to be certain conditions impacting something to require change in the first place, then comes the state of entropy, break down, chaos, disorder, for nothing changes without this stage. But once the parts have stopped jiggling jiggling jiggling, as long as there are the right signals and the right conditions are present, then there comes about a new order. It's disorder to re-order. It's chaos theory. And there you have it, the metamorphosis, the veritable hungry caterpillar who transforms in its chrysalis before breaking out as the butterfly.


Kafka's 'The Fly' by contrast is a metamorphosis gone wrong, a person who did not understand the process., because death becomes those who don't understand this transformation. You need the right ingredients - circumstances, knowledge and adaptive thinking. Then anything is possible, you just have to work out how.


We are a world unfurling but see what is happening round us and then it becomes a different matter.

It's all about perspective, mindset, interpretation.


So when adversity hits our lives in any form it is something we must turn into, not shy away from, learn from it, then adapt and grow. Positive Disintegration it has been called. We have to rearrange from time to time.


We learn and grow the most when bad things happen to us. It’s only then that we are forced to re-think and adapt, because the alternative is to self destruct. When things get really bad it becomes a question of survival. If you keep doing things in the same way they will just repeat until you learn life’s lesson. So drop the fear and think ‘future’. Dig deep, open up your mind and choose to adapt. All of the historical game changers were considered to be depressives - but infect they were evolvers. Their life experiences made them see things differently.


All the best people are bonkers for one reason or another, didn’t you know? (adapted from Lewis Carroll).


A combination of background knowledge, personal experience, adversity and usually relentless stress over a period of time drives vision. Discovery is certainly not planned. It happens quite by chance to the people you might least expect...and it could be anyone, although it’s most likely to be linked in some way to a science type of dweeb. So don’t dismiss those singularities who are not part of the fray. They can be identified by their voice usually - they will talk fast, be socially anxious, appear to be a little crazy.


But you remember Tinkerbell from Peter Pan don’t you and the way that worked? The more you believed in her the brighter her light grew. At times change takes time and only happens if it is necessary. And there are stages that must be gone through. Nature shows us that. First there will be the mood has to be certain conditions impacting something to require change in the first place, then comes the state of entropy, break down, chaos, disorder, for nothing changes without this stage.


Once the parts have stopped jiggling jiggling jiggling, as long as there are the right signals and the right conditions are present, then there comes about a new order. It's disorder to re-order. It's chaos theory. And there you have it, the metamorphosis, the veritable hungry caterpillar who transforms in its chrysalis before breaking out as the butterfly. Kafka's 'The Fly’, by contrast, is a metamorphosis gone wrong.


Happiness comes once you have adversity hits our lives in any form it is something we must turn into, not shy away from, learn from it, then adapt and grow. Positive Disintegration it has been called. We have to rearrange from time to time.


We are more likely to grow from adversity. When things get really bad it becomes a question of survival, because the alternative is to self destruct. If you keep doing things in the same way they will just repeat until you learn life’s lesson. So drop the fear and think ‘future’. Dig deep, open up your mind and choose to adapt. All of the historical game changers were considered to be depressives - but infect they were evolvers. Their life experiences made them see things differently.


A combination of background knowledge, personal experience, adversity and usually relentless stress over a period of time drives vision. Discovery is certainly not planned. It happens quite by chance to the people you might least expect...and it could be anyone, it could be you.

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