Stepping out of chaos

Is there a way out of chaos and into order and harmony? The present need for that is painfully felt and deeply sought everywhere. But in searching for such a path in the midst of a disordered world, is it possible that chaos itself could be a harbinger of the peace we yearn to see? 

The promise of that is found in this remarkable statement by Mary Baker Eddy in her book Unity of Good: “The chaos of mortal mind is made the stepping-stone to the cosmos of immortal Mind” (p. 56).

Maybe chaos nudges a natural desire in us to step away from it. In order to be free of the exhaustion of inharmony, it is natural—spiritually innate—for us to seek something else, to reverse direction, to move toward safer, more peaceful ground. There we can begin to see the opposite condition, the orderly, harmonious universe—the cosmos—of immortal Mind, God. Dissatisfaction with the materialistic, chaotic life arising from the limitations of a material mentality that would seem to veil the divine Mind becomes a strong impetus to move in the opposite direction. 

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