Embrace the Chaos
Is it possible to seek out Chaos to avoid worry?
Could every encounter with, uncertainty and chaos, enrich us and provide evidence that we are able to survive it?
Our anger is always because we do not like a situation the way it is. When we don’t know how something is going to be (actually we never really know how something will be), we anticipate the situation being ‘something that will not want’, and we fear this possible future event. Basically, we fear the unknown, and the future is always unknown.
Ignorance is Bliss
Perhaps a happy person, is a person who thinks, temporarily at least, that they CAN see the future and that future holds good things for them.
For example, lets say I have just found out I have won a large amount of money. This feeling is so overwhelming that my anticipation of all future events is seen through a reality that consists mostly of this powerful amount of money. I anticipate problems that will easily be solved by simply spending the money.
I then think of the problems that will not be solved by money. People that I don’t want to give money to, will want my money, and I will need to keep them away. This is a problem that will not be solved by money. The anticipation of this situation makes me fear it. My desire for the money, and the happiness I think it will bring, makes me fear the loss of it greatly.
Perhaps, I can anticipate this possible future conflict for my money. Perhaps I will welcome the challenge because the one thing that I can be sure of, and therefore need not fear, is that “more money more problems”. I will have problems because of this money. Let me look forward to them, because each challenge that I get past I will have more evidence that I can survive any challenge.
Even if I lost the money I will have survived the challenge. Yes I will be angry, but that anger will pass. Everything passes. Everything is impermanent.
And here is the ‘kicker’, in the ‘future’ I will be happy… why not?