Friday, January 29, 2010


"In the dream of dominion over all nature, we believed we could eliminate chaos from life. We believed there were straight lines to the top. If we set a goal or claimed a vision, we would get there, never looking back, never forced to descend into confusion or despair. These beliefs led us far from life, far from the processes by which newness is created. And it is only now, as modern life grows ever more turbulent and control slips away, that we are willing again to contemplate chaos....

The destruction created by chaos is necessary for the creation of anything new."
—Margaret Wheatley

This was originally posted on Facebook on January 28, 2010.