Ocean of Dharma

Chaos Is the Inspiration

Very beautiful situations have developed using chaos as part of the enlightened approach.  There is chaos of all kinds developing all the time:  psychological dis-order, social dis-order, metaphysical dis-order, what have you, constantly happening.  If you are trying to stop those situations, you are looking for external means of liberating yourself, another answer.  But if we are able to look into the basic situation, then chaos is the inspiration, confusion is the inspiration.

From Ocean of Dharma: The Everyday Wisdom of Chögyam Trungpa. Quote 12. Originally from an unpublished talk, 1972, Boulder, Colorado.

2 thoughts on “Chaos Is the Inspiration

  1. I happened upon this quote today and i really needed this reminder to get the right perspective flowing again. I received a text from an unknown person last night and after a few texts, he told me who he was then and then proceeded to ask me a very personal sexual question. I was fuming. I am used to men treating women like pieces of meat but I thought I had found peace with the notion that I can’t change the fact that men in general see women as only useful for sexual gain and nothing more. But I guess i haven’t really learned to accept that and be at peace with it internally. I have work to do.

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