July 2, 2022

Why do we need disorder in order to flourish?

Not all that is disorderly is undesirable. In the case of the human being, disorder is the sign of a rebirth, an awakening, a re-membering.

If we wish to transform ourselves and our societies, then we must be able to stand up to disorder. 

In this insightful article for Aeon, novelist and physicist Alan Lightman tells us that our entire universe is characterized by the symbiosis of order and disorder. He adds that human creativity is ignited by the disorder, and it is in chaos that new forms are created. 

Faced with a changing world characterized by social inequality, political unrests, and disappearing culture, Lightman’s words are like a candle in the dark. Could it be that all these chaos be leading to the birth of an entirely new existence?