Combat Chaos With Stillness

Combat Chaos With Stillness

“When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.” ~Kristin Armstrong

I write these words from an Adirondack chair on the porch of our cottage overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River.

A silent Sunday morning. The vacationers have departed for the season. There are no boats in motion on the water. All is quiet.

But this morning is more than just silent; it is still, and there is a difference.

One can be frenetic on the inside in the midst of silence.

And one can be still on the inside in the midst of clamour.

Silence does not necessarily equate to stillness, but it’s one avenue for finding it, despite the fact that many find silence unnerving having experienced the “silent treatment” in relationships.

Our world is becoming increasingly frenetic, increasingly fearful, and not without good reason.

So, to combat the chaos outside, carve out a bit of silence for yourself, inside, every day.

Seek stillness and calm.

Dive below and spend time in deeper waters.

Because to create peace outside ourselves, we must be cultivate it from within first.

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Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

If your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more authentically and thus collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses.

Experiential learning through interactive workshops and coaching combines these three essential components with real-world application. By heightening self-awareness, enhancing emotional intelligence (EQ), and reinforcing accountability people become better communicators and self-managers.

I’ve been driving new kinds of conversations my entire career. Clear, confident, congruent conversations that generate change. The kind of conversations that create real collaboration. The kind that build your business—and your character.


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