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By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted December 06, 2012 at 23:33:10 in reply to Comment 83537

1234: Thank you for sharing your most elegant approach to leading change in the midst of chaos!

In these times when our oceans themselves are dying, and all we feel we can possibly do is stand back and watch -- below are some relevant thoughts from John Briggs and F. David Peat via their book:"Seven Life Lessons of Chaos, Timeless Wisdom From the Science of Change":

"While humans have had to deal with chaos since ancient times, only recently has science recognized it as a fundamental force in the universe."

"Our modern society has been obsessed with conquering and scientifically controlling the world around us. However, chaotic, nonlinear systems - such as nature, society, and our individual lives - lie beyond all our attempts to predict, manipulate, and control them. Chaos suggests that instead of resisting life's uncertainties, we should embrace the possibilities they offer."

In this groundbreaking book, John Briggs and F. David Peat unfold seven lessons for embracing chaos in daily life:

  • Be Creative: how to engage with chaos to find imaginative new solutions and live more dynamically.
  • Use Butterfly Power: how to let chaos grow local efforts into global results
  • Go with the Flow: how to use chaos to work collectively with others
  • Explore What's Between: how to discover life's rich subtleties and avoid the traps of stereotypes
  • See the Art of the World: how to appreciate the beauty of life's chaos
  • Live Within Time: how to utilize time's hidden depths
  • Rejoin the Whole: how to realize our fractal connectedness to each other and the world.

If you have ever felt your life was out of control and headed towards chaos, science has an important message: Life is chaos, and that's a very exciting thing.

If residents of Ward 3 have any doubts about Briggs & Peats invaluable lessons, please do explore this:

"Jason deCaires Taylor is an internationally acclaimed eco-sculptor who creates underwater living sculptures, offering viewers mysterious, ephemeral encounters and fleeting glimmers of another world where art develops from the effects of nature on the efforts of man. His site-specific, permanent installations are designed to act as artificial reefs, attracting corals, increasing marine biomass and aggregating fish species, while crucially diverting tourists away from fragile natural reefs and thus providing space for natural rejuvenation. Subject to the abstract metamorphosis of the underwater environment, his works symbolize a striking symbiosis between man and nature, balancing messages of hope and loss."

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