All Great Changes Are Preceded By Chaos

I would like to thank Christina ~ for the title. I saw it on her Facebook page and thought it was a very good starting board for today’s post.

Change is not always bad, or should I say the end result of a great change is not always bad. Every time something changes on a great scale, there is rarely a subtle change. Normally there is something that comes close to breaking us first, or actually does break us. It brings us to our knees and leaves us not wanting to stand again. We want to stay down there as we feel that we can’t be harmed any more if we are small and insignificant. Not the case though, the change will come whenever and wherever we are. This will, of course, be followed by something behind that will blow that chaos out of the window. It will place us in a position where we expect another bout of damage to come in, but once we have taken as much as we can handle, we are given the helping hand up that will allow us to survey the devastation and see the change that has come from it. That will allow us to move on and become greater than we were.

Change can be good. Our lives depend on change to keep us moving forward. Without change we become stagnant and complacent.

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38 thoughts on “All Great Changes Are Preceded By Chaos

  1. Hi Al — so very nice to see you on my new blog (Inner Sunshine). Thank you for commenting on Christine’s story. Sorry to hear about your friend Babs’ passing. I feel the same way as you: there are so many good blogs out there but not enough time to read them. I’m reading a book right now that will move me toward prioritizing my real priorities in life so I’m not always having to tread water. 🙂 I look forward to chatting more in the future. Cheers!

    • Thanks Debb. I have been meaning to stop by for a while but haven’t had the chance.

      This book, it isn’t The War of Art by any chance is it?

      • Hi Al — No. The title of this book is Living Forward. I wrote a blog post about it ( and will write another. Do you recommend I read The War of Art? P.S. I tried to confirm a subscription to your blog, but I got the answer back that it may already have expired. Well, now that I have your blog address again I can look you up more often. 🙂 (Actually, I see on my screen that I am already following you.) Oh, and maybe you’d be interested in this — I have a weekly blog hop, and I’m getting ready to introduce more types of prompts. I’m really trying to get the word out there….

  2. I read and “liked” this really early this morning, but I had to go back and re-read it a few times today. I think I am at the chaotic breaking point on some things, so I have to remember the change that will come about from this.

    Every new beginning is some other beginning’s end (yes, I know everyone quotes that song).

        • That is one of my absolute favorite quotes Sheena! “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”…. Closing Time by Semisonic!
          The other one is: “And this too shall pass” That sounds like a cliche’ but it is so true. Nothing ever stays the same! Soon it will all be behind you and you can look back and say…”Remember when?” Here’s lookin’ at you kid! 😉

  3. what a great collection of quotes Al…I love the idea of chaos and change, though I have been known to resist it at times…when I am stuck I find chaos frees me creatively, emotionally and spiritually.

  4. [ Smiles ] Thanks for another fabulous post and a blessed Tuesday to yourself and to all those people who visit your blog!

      • I know what you mean, and for that reason I stopped adding the Hump Day jokes, it all starts off so well but then it becomes a nightmare finding new material.

        It might be the way of the Internet but it is still difficult to find what one needs, perhaps you will continue for a while, your site has variety and it would be a shame to lose this part of it.

        Have a great rest of day Al


        • With the amount that I have, and keep finding, I know I do repeat some and as long as they are not done too often, or done with a different image, then it should be okay

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