How to Rise Above the Chaos

Here is a simple, beautiful image to keep in mind that can help you deal with the inevitable turmoil of the holidays, and of life in general.

Read what author Hugh Prather has to say about rising above the chaos here.

If I will release it, my mind can gently rise above the chaos.

Because its nature is to soar in freedom and enter the place of peace effortlessly, today I will picture my mind as a beautiful and buoyant balloon, and I will release it to the divine. Now it is chained to a world that is old and tired, where we have grown weary of fractured lives and relationships, of pointless triumphs and short-lived accomplishments, of inevitable loss and inevitable endings. Today it is within my power to release my mind and let it soar above separation and pain. Each time I practice this, my self-imposed chains become weaker and my happiness more certain.

Adapted from Morning Notes, by Hugh Prather (Conari Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Huigh Prather. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Morning Notes, by Hugh Prather (Conari Press, 2005).


Nimue Pendragon

Cheers, Annie :)

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Robert O7 years ago


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Bon L.
Bon L7 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Bruce Eyster
Bruce Eyster7 years ago

In my experience ; using the mind to calm the mind is an interesting , trick but to transcend or actually be able to let go , is the ability to focus the mind on something experiential ; something perfect ; eternal and infinite but very also something very familiar .

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Fran C.
Fran C7 years ago

Thank you, Annie. This really hit the spot today.

gail d.
gail dair8 years ago

thanks for information