Friday, February 4, 2011

Sex God and The Chaos Theory

Whoa- two posts in one day. I know, ridiculous. But I've got a lot on my mind. And since this is my blog, I am going to post what I want. I've read things on how to make your blog "successful," but honestly, my blog is successful because it's helping me. And all 33 followers make my day by reading what I post, whether or not it's "successful."

So this may be long-winded and it may not make a whole lot of sense to anyone, but it makes sense to me; and who knows, maybe it'll make sense to you.
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I have picked several definitions from urban dictionary to define the chaos theory:

  • The belief that everything that happens in the world around us is a random series of events, and that it is possible for the extremely unlikely to occur.
  • A great excuse to lose a game -- some thing else somehow caused you to mess up, such as a butterfly flapping its wings too hard in Tokyo
  • A cool way to call bull.
  • theory that everything explains everything


Now let's watch a preview for the movie,
The Chaos Theory. (one of my most favorite movies)






So. There are many, many things out of our control. 
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I posted a (much) longer version of this when I first started this (public) blog, but this excerpt goes along with what I am trying to say.


People.
Love them, hate them, can't live without them.
Familiar phrase, interesting concept.
PEOPLE.
Individuals.
Moms, dads, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandsons, granddaughters, boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, husbands, students, teachers, professionals, amateurs..
Does anybody else think about this stuff? How random strings of events and circumstances and chance and luck and misfortune and strategy and accidents make PEOPLE??
The odds that you or I are actually here..
I went to THIS school in THIS state and met THIS guy/girl and at THIS time had a child.
Two people making one person.
Two individuals making another individual.
Not just any individual, but THE individual.

The perfect combination of two PEOPLE from two different backgrounds, with two different stories.
And then the new PERSON who will meet another PERSON and make another PERSON.



It's chaotic, really!


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Now let's talk about love.
[It is February, after all.]


The caption I put to this picture of my tattoo is always a quote from The Chaos Theory

"The most important thing about love is that we choose to give it, and we choose to receive it. Making it the least random act in the Universe. It transcends blood, it transcends betrayal and all the dirt that makes us human."

Agape: unconditional love

Love: Lust is the desire for their body; love is the desire for their soul.
[via urban dictionary] 




"​Agape​ doesn​'​t love someb​ody becau​se they'​re worth​y.​
Agape​ makes​ them worth​y by the stren​gth and power​ of its love.​
Agape​ doesn​'​t love someb​ody becau​se they'​re beaut​iful.​
Agape​ loves​ in such a way that makes​ them beaut​iful.​"

"​It'​s easy to take your cloth​es off and have sex. Peopl​e do it all the time.​ But openi​ng up your soul to someo​ne,​ letti​ng them into your spiri​t
and thoug​hts
and fears​
and futur​e
and hopes​
and dream​s.​.​.​
that is being​ naked​.​"


"​Angel​s and anima​ls.​
There​ are these​ two extre​mes,​ denyi​ng our sexua​lity or being​ drive​n by it, and then there's the vast space​ in betwe​en.​ An angel​ is a being​ with a spiri​t but witho​ut a body.​
When we deny the spiri​tual dimen​sion to our existence,​ we end up livin​g like anima​ls.​ And when we deny the physi​cal,​ sexua​l dimen​sion to our existence,​ we end up living like angel​s.​
And both ways are destr​uctiv​e,​ because God made us human​.​"



[excerpts from Sex God by Rob Bell]



Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be. It's easy. All you need is love.


So what have we learned? I don't have control. The world is chaotic and crazy. But love sorta surpasses that. And that's what I want.


Cheers.

6 comments:

amyschmamey said...

That sex quote is really neat. I never thought of it that way. This is a really profound post. You are thinking deeply lately my friend. Well. I happen to think you are a beautiful girl with a beautiful soul. I am very happy to know you.

Ashley said...

I haven't seen that movie yet, but now you have me really wanting to because I truly do LOVE love and I think it can truly conquer a lot more than most people give it credit for.

Cin said...

You described it very clearly beautifull, am glad to found you.
Happy weekend!
Cindy

Lillian said...

I'm not sure about chaos theory. I'll have to think on that some more. I do want to see that movie now though.

I love the quote about love! And I love Rob Bell's take on things.

Good post Liz.

la petite lydia said...

You have very interesting perceptions, which is awesome. This blog post was great. It is always wonderful to at things from a different perspective.

Good post.

Heather said...

LIz.

Maybe we've had a conversation or two about this. Maybe we haven't. I think about this "chaos" all of the time. I think of how everything has consequences. Everything IS a consequence.

Life is history's consequence.

I find it beautiful. I find it overwhelming.
We are constantly reminded of the huge events in life that have changed history. Jesus' death changed the process of forgiveness... MLK jr impacted the fight for equality in our nation... the list goes on and on... but what about everything else?
All of the little details... The one bad decision we make that changes our whole semester and living situation and outlook on life. The one friend that reaches out. The one date we decided to go on that lead to true love/marriage/children/grandchildren ....

(This is making me want to rewatch The Butterfly Effect...since i havent seen it in at least 5 years.)

But anyway... i just thought you should know that i think about that stuff on a regular basis. And it makes me think of how beautiful life is.... and how it is all in the hands of the Creator. Our God. Who cares enough to let us make decisions...and to always be willing to turn them around for His good. He is the King of all "Chaos"... and He has it all in order :)

I know this is a lot of rambling...but i liked this post. And i like you. haha