Who are you? What do you do? Why do you do it? These questions define your facets of Self. Your planes. The point at which these planes intersect define you. That definition, once known, brings peace.
You are a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter. You are a father, a husband, a brother, a son. All individuals parts that long to be connected to the other in order to produce a happy, peaceful you. Once you find where these roles and personalities overlap, you can begin to nurture those junctions and foster a strong sense of order within Self; the basis for the order of your cosmos.
When is it that you are at your best as a parent? As a child? As a sibling? As a partner? Have you studied your Self enough to know what it is that brings each of those facets serenity?
Regardless of which aspect of Self it is that we are trying to define, it is when we feel connected to the ones to which we are relating that we feel most in accord. As a parent, when you feel connected to your child, you feel tranquil, at ease. When you feel that you and your significant other are bonded (not what I meant, shame on you! :)) then you experience halcyon.
However, when you are doing what your soul loves, what moves your soul, you open the doors to the rest of the universe for connection. All of the facets of your Self connect to each other and are ready to connect to Other (family, friends, coworkers, etc). Then, at once, you have unlocked yet another door to receive beyond Other and can connect with those beyond your circle (the town, the state, the world).
Doing what moves your soul can mean changing jobs or merely changing your point of view. It can mean pursuing your hobby full-out. It could mean mindfully and purposefully doing your day-to-day tasks. It could mean doing what you already do, but better.
The first step in ordering your cosmos, is to first define your elements. Who are you? What do you do? Why do you do it?
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© Tania Dakka and Chaotic Musing, 2011