Chaos or Control


The society we live in imposes on us the following concept: for every action that we trust as right there will always be the same reaction. Therefore to get the right reaction, we must control every action.

Let’s think about advertising, for example. Advertising is pretty manipulative so that we believe that a beautiful bag, a lovely sofa, a nice car or the pre-cooked food make everything just perfect! The perfect family follows specific rules and plays the game exactly as the others do.

However, are you truly satisfied with this action/reaction model? Do you sometimes feel that you don’t love what others do? Think about what makes you feel good, maybe that same situation can make others feel bad, and vice versa.

Society imposes on us the “correct way” of doing things and dictates to live according to predefined standards, but things do not always go as one expects. There is not a manual of good living! If we look for fulfilment, then let’s look for our path and above all, let’s stop controlling.

9-to-5 work model.

Another example is the 9-to-5 work model. Is it an imposed model that satisfies specific production parameters, but does it serve the individual in terms of self-concept? Does it nurture the individual as soul and mind? Does it fulfil the need for happiness? The 9-to-5 work model in this society requires us to “control everything”. For some of us, this does not work.

Just for a moment ignore this obsession of having control over every action and every reaction, so that you can open your mind to the chaos, the unexpected, the unforeseen. The model “do this action to get this result” is not always correct.

We know that there is NOT only one way to do things. What happens when we change direction? We will possibly find obstacles but, if we believe and struggle, those same obstacles will take us to that path which is good for us.

The 9-5 work model leads us to live without freedom; there are other ways! I embraced life and made changes, and I will never regret it! If you are here, you are looking for the path to change, then release the mind to the “chaos”. It is a positive chaos, which leads to changing those things that make us unhappy: primarily work, because it is a significant part of our day and our life. According to an analysis by Aon Hewitt published in the Global Trends on Employees Engagement, more than 50% of the employees are dissatisfied with their work. If you are in this percentage, learn to trust your abilities and walk out of the “control” imposed by society.

A brilliant short film.

I suggest you watch the video “Dechen”. It is an animated short film in which a child named Dechen discovers this theory of “unpredictability” or chaos in a very peculiar way. Dechen lives in a Tibetan monastery to become a Buddhist monk; he loves gardening and one day, he finds a beautiful flower under a terrible storm. He quickly puts it in a pot and takes it to the monastery to protect it, but the flower withers. Why? Because that flower does not follow the same rules as the other flowers and above all, it does not follow Dechen’s rules. It will take time, but eventually, Dechen will understand that he has to stop controlling the situation and will bring the flower back to his environment.

Do as Dechen and the flower: embrace life, break the chains and free the “chaos”, look for flexibility and freedom and make sure that your job is adapting to your life, and not your life to the job!

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Intuition vs Rational Choice

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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. — Albert Einstein

Are you familiar with the feeling when something is wrong? Or when you have to make a decision; something pushes you towards one direction, but then you think twice, ponder and change your mind? Later you realise that actually the first choice was the right one. Did it ever happen to you?

The mind often deceives us because it follows patterns, laws and rules and fails to go “out of the boxes”.

Intuition, on the other hand, works in a totally different way, and is often more effective than analytical thinking! The ancient philosophers said that, and nowadays the Science is studying this concept as well.

What is the intuition? And how does it work?

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According to a study by Drexel University published in the scientific journal Thinking & Reasoning, (volume 22, 2016. Issue 4), it has been scientifically demonstrated that finding the solution to a problem relying on intuitions makes us commit fewer mistakes than a more reasoned approach.

One of the problems leading to analytical reasoning in error is TIME.

Our analysis proceeds by degrees and therefore can formulate an entire procedure on a wrong basis, because it is hasty, or because it is incomplete, which will, thus, lead to error; intuition is not influenced by “time”.

In fact, analysis is a conscious process. Still, intuition is the fruit of the unconscious mind which, as you know, often remains below the surface and does not manifest itself easily, unless it has found THE solution.

So, if the unconscious mind can’t solve a problem with its own tools, it remains on hold, and that is why it is more effective. While the conscious mind is under the influence of anxiety and leads to hastening a process that would require more time to be properly developed, the unconscious mind instead cannot do it. It either exists or it doesn’t.

Where do the intuitions come from?

The term intuition comes from the Latin word ‘intueor‘, composed of in “inside” and “to look”, that is “to look inside” and is a form of knowledge that cannot be explained by words, which is revealed by sudden flashes.

According to the Neoplatonists, the way the intuition is produced in the human mind cannot be explained rationally, since it is a transcendent knowledge that is at the origin of the same cause-effect logic, an unacknowledged but innate knowledge.

Even Aristotle placed intellectual intuition above rational deduction as it was “supra-rational faculty which has the capacity to penetrate the essence of the reality under investigation, making it pass to the act, that is, grasping its true and immutable aspect, regardless of its external and contingent particularities”.

And then also Descartes affirmed the superiority of intuition. The origin of our great understandings and those “flashes of genius”, which have literally changed the evolution of mankind, would therefore also be brought by intuition, which is something we have inside.

All we have to do now is “to look inside”, listen to our core and find out what the right choices are for us.

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Intuition is the undoubting conception of a pure and attentive mind, which arises from the light of reason alone, and is more certain than deduction. — Rene Descartes