Live Well Even In Chaos

How do you live well even in chaos? There are many of us who have lived in dysfunctional homes yet have gone on to do the hard work of healing. We have discovered it is possible to live well even in chaos because we are better equipped to deal with situations, set boundaries, and stay in our lanes.

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Have you ever heard the phrase Don’t let the music die within you? I once heard Jim Rohn give his interpretation and it has stayed with me. He said that he didn’t want life to be just about the words…the words to the songs, the words in the book. He noted that they’re good words, inspiring words. Words in music and books can inspire and stir you up to cause strong emotions deep within. But he also said that it would be easy to let it slowly fade away, drifting into the the places we are prone to forget.


There is another quote I am reminded of; “The horror of that moment I shall never, never forget,” says the king in Alice in Wonderland. The queen’s quick retort: “You will though, if you don’t make a memorandum of it.”

And that’s what happens. We have these inspiring events or thoughts that change the way we think, but if we’re not intentional about making them a part of who we are, using them the next time we encounter another trial, then what is the point? If we want to live well even in chaos we need to be intentional.

It’s hard work but necessary in order to become an emotionally healthy person.

We need to be intentional if we want to live our very best lives, even if we are living with chaos. It’s both a decision and a chore. We need to live fully present, leaning into the relationships that are truly important to us because we only get one life. Even if life gets chaotic you can have a life of peace, serenity and joy.

With the very best of intentions we read, we hear, we feel, we agree, but then, we often forget. Perhaps that is due to the ebb and flow of life but, please don’t let the music die within you. Don’t live a life of mediocrity because you think that’s the only way you can. Live well even in chaos.

Nelson Mandela said, “Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?” I love that! Who are you not to be great? The people in your life, and perhaps the entire world may be missing out on some important stuff if you choose to live small.

“In the end, life lived to its fullest is its own ultimate gift” (The Ultimate Gift).

May we never forget that the greatest value in life is to live well even in chaos.

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