Questions and Answers about Chaos BeiYin
Hints for creative ways to deal with personal and public disasters...
How can we best deal with chaos?
A: First we have to figure out why
we think that it is chaos and find out about our position within it. Obviously
it is something you don't like and you are afraid of. Maybe you call it
'chaos' because it is just different from what you would like it to be?
Or is it because you can't control it and you can't look through, so it
doesn't make sense to you?
Q: Yes, I call it chaos because it
doesn't make sense to me and it is putting me into a state of desperation
as I feel impotent to do anything about it. It doesn't make sense that
bombs are killing innocent people like you and me who haven't done anything
to cause this. We have nothing to do with those who are killing. We don't
even know who does this and why. So this I call chaos and it brings me
to the limit of what I can take.
A: To understand chaos, we need to
look at reality and in the first place at our own personal reality. We
are doing our best to fight our personal chaos by controlling everything
and all what shows up as much as possible. We give to all things and to
all what happens names, labeling it and putting it into boxes. If everything
has it's place then we feel secure believing we can control it. If something
unknown shows up we are very concerned to find as fast as possible
the adequate drawer to put it in. We have a wide range of all kinds of
label systems and our established concepts serve best for it. For everything
that can't be proved or explained, we have our belief system, which relates
the unknown with something we were told by an authority and in this way
giving us security.
If a child being in the dark is afraid of
ghosts, then the parents will tell the child that ghosts don't exist and
so the child doesn't need to be afraid. But from somewhere the child had
heard about ghosts and believed in it so there will probably remain a doubt
and so also some fear. The child may believe so strongly in the authority
of the parents that the existence of ghosts is not a question anymore or
the trick is used to leave on the light (solving the problem momentarily)
- but the fear will stay and appear again when its dark…
Q: Yes, I see why I feel insecure
and see why the violent happening is causing chaos. It doesn't seem possible
to look behind the happening myself to find out the real cause and what
the media and authorities are feeding us is contradictory and doesn't make
sense. Nothing makes sense anymore and the only way to deal with it seems
to find the guilty people and punish them for what they have done. This
seems the only way to bring order into the chaos. So when I have to vote
to elect a new leader, then I will need to choose the one who promises
to use all means to eliminate the cause of violence and chaos.
A: There are a lot of promises out
there on the public stage. Isn't it pretty obvious what the game is?
Q: How can I know about it?
A: Only if you look at your own games.
Then you will understand how you fit into the whole. Then you will understand
that there is no separation and that there is a relation between what happens
and to whom it happens. You already understand that it is not like most
people want to see it, that there is order and everything works fine and
then somebody is doing something and with this causing chaos. It is much
more complicated than being the victim and finding the guilty one.
Q: You are not saying that I am causing
the chaos myself? In fact I am living quietly and never do harm to anybody.
I am just a very normal person and I am shocked by so much violence.
A: It is a question of being conscious
enough to understand that we are all connected with each other and that
the cause for whatever happens on this planet in good parts lies within
each of us. Chaos is the result of living in an imaginary dream world and
being unaware of reality. Let me give you some examples: If you are
very tired or under extreme stress and you drive a car you can easily cause
an accident the same as if you drink alcohol or take some drug medication.
That's because your awareness is reduced. The same with everything you
do in daily life. At your work place you will cause mistakes, errors and
confusion if you don't put enough attention into what you're doing, with
other words: you will cause chaos. To organize your work you will
need attention and awareness. You will have this when you are interested
in what you are doing, then you are motivated and engaged. Now this depends
very much why you are doing what you are doing and what has initiated your
doing, in other words: from where the initial demand came from. The initial
goal – as part of a wishful dream - might have lost the attraction, after
you have tried for some time and then becoming disappointed and frustrated,
so your interest is fading away and with this your awareness or with other
words: your presence. What will be the result? Failure and confusion and
reactions on the personal level, resulting in a feeling of chaos. Now let's
have a look at the whole: What are the goals of people? Aren't these basically
materialistic? And if there are idealistic goals – also as part of ones
dream world - then mainly one tries to fulfill these through materialistic
means, trapped in a realization dilemma. These goals are given by society
through a long tradition including all concepts and images how things should
be, up to the detail of daily habits. But are people content, satisfied
and happy? Do we dare to look at our daily reality? Can we admit
that the truth is that there is chaos all around? Can we admit that we
are tired of fighting against daily reality with all it's stress, dealing
with people who are trying to cheat us however they can? Each individual
is trying to survive using different methods from the simple and obvious
to the most sophisticated. Then there is our dependency on people, not
only to those in positions with authority but also to those whom we somehow
depend emotionally, meaning we are getting confirmation from them for our
doing. Then there is the dependency on all those mechanical and electronic
tools that are designed to fail, so we are under permanent stress needing
to deal with failure and consumption. Probably we feel limited in our doing
and expression when we are dealing with administrations and all these people
who try to organize the chaos with rules and rigid behavior. But does it
really work? We are getting more and more into stress, being tired
of all those artificial intents to control the chaos, making life more
and more rigid and complicated. We are too busy to realize that we are
unhappy but there is no doubt that on the body level chaos is taking over.
More and more diseases are spreading out all over the planet... Half of
the worlds population is starving not having enough food while the other
half is suffering from all kind of diseases because of eating too much.
Eating has become a substitute for our unfulfilled longing for self-expression
and happiness. This unfulfilled longing is then capitalized upon by moneymakers
to provide these substitutes, which in turn destroy our health. On top
of this there are many other influences from the contaminated environment
etc. Then there are the other moneymakers – or maybe they are even
the same ones - who sell us medication to placate our symptoms, not healing
us but keeping us alive until our organism breaks down totally. Thousands
of people are dying every day because of this.
Now when yesterday there were killed two
hundred people, eleven millions all over Spain were spontaneously demonstrating
in the streets against the happening. Indeed very impressive, but who is
demonstrating against the every day killing of thousands? Hardly anybody.
Because the daily killing happens in a very silent way and is not at all
spectacular because it is part of our daily life. Our suffering is the
same when it happens to us personally although there is no media reporting
about it. With the result that it doesn't come into the awareness of other
people and so there are no reactions like with the 11M train killing that
happened right now.
Q: Is the killing the resulting consequence
because we are unaware? In our daily circumstances it seems pretty clear
but in catastrophic happenings like war, natural disasters, crashed airplanes,
or environmental disasters, then the connection with our personal unawareness
seems not so easy to find. How can we avoid war? Can we do something in
our personal life so that war and massive amounts of killing donut happen?
A: Yes we can: we need to relate
and respond to our daily circumstances in an alert way, here we can start
and here we have the power to do so. Here we are responsible. Although
the connection with those disasters is not obvious and will not have an
immediate effect, but in the long run it will. By raising our personal
consciousness it will cause a chain reaction and in this way the consciousness
of the whole will change. There is no other way.
Q: How can I be more aware in my
A: More awareness is the direct result
within a personal growing process. We can further this process by being
aware about the process in itself and then we will be open to do things
that help the process, for example developing ones intuition and then we
will sense which things we need to avoid because they are holding us in
unawareness. The first will be that we become critical about nearly
every thing we are accustomed to and never questioned: Our habits, our
attitudes and our behavior. On all fields and at all levels. It is an important
step when we become aware of our resistance and how much we cling to our
old habits of thinking and doing. These are so much connected with our
existence that it feels like we cant be without them and so we tend to
defend these as being part of ourselves. When we start to become aware
that we are identified with concepts, belief systems and attitudes that
we have inherited from societal tradition, then the step to freedom from
dependencies is within our reach.
Q: What can I do to further my awareness
and adopt a more critical attitude to avoid things, which hold me back
in the state of being half aware?
A: Check out what you are doing during
the day if it is really beneficial for you. Check out the influences you
are taking in if they are beneficial for you, which includes every thing
like intellectual, emotional or intake on the body level like food. If
there is any doubt about it, look very near what it is and if necessary
investigate about it. Read the small written text and try to look behind
what is said, especially if somebody wants to ‘sell’ you something. Whatever
happens – even it seems to be clear in its facts – you can be sure that
there is something behind which might be totally different than it appears.
Any statement connected with any kind of power or money interest one cant
trust. You only have to observe the attitude of those people claiming authority
and how they push the right buttons to provoke the reactions they want.
Q: Nearly everything is connected
with money in our daily life, so how can I do this or where can I start?
A: Right, everything somehow is connected
with it. We can start with the very little things we are used to consume:
asking ourselves if we really need this, why we need this and then also
read the small letters written about the content. Knowing that words are
used pretending something which is not true, like natural, authentic, bio,
vita,…etc. The next might be that we are critical about what we are taking
in feeding ourselves to avoid emptiness, becoming aware that we do everything
not to confront ourselves. Let's allow to be quiet at times not filling
all spaces with diversion and entertainment, but instead of this reflecting
about our reactions, not suppressing them trying to control them. Then
we will see that our reactions are indications for what is going on within
ourselves and that these are an important part of our growing and healing
Q: I can see that this is quite complicated
but now I can also see that there is a creative way to deal with it. And
most important is that I can do it myself not depending too much on outside
resources, but if I search I can use my own ability to decide and to choose.
A: Exactly, in this sense there is
help available. You can be sure that if you ask there will come an answer…