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Peace Amid the Chaos

Peace Amid the Chaos

Peace Amid the Chaos

Dear Friend,

I am going to tell you something strange.  Perhaps even unbelievable.

I understand exactly what is going on in today’s world.  I seem to have a gift.  I can see the big picture where many others cannot.

I understand what is causing so much of this chaos that surrounds us.  I know why the stock market is so weird and why there is a financial crisis.  I called it all ten years ago, and my call has been right on.

I know why people are afraid, and I know why they don’t need to be – at least not for their long term future.  I also know that there are real dangers today in the near term – and not from the sources that you might expect.

I’ve understood this stuff for years.  I’m not sure why, exactly.  It just came to me over time.  And so far, I haven’t been wrong.

It is because I understand our world today that I am at peace with it.  I am not afraid.  Now, that doesn’t mean that I am just sitting around.  There is a real danger today, and a lot of people, real salt-of-the-earth people, are about to be hurt.  A lot of people are living unhappy lives.  And they don’t need to.  I know all of this and it kills me.

I also know that freedom is vaporizing all around us, even while it is freedom that we ultimately need most in order to pursue our true path.

I recently was talking to a friend of mine.  I was trying to explain to him why I blog.  And why I write.

I told him that I want to offer people an opportunity to make sense out of today’s chaos, to regain a sense of control over their lives, and ultimately, of direction.

People are scared.  They feel pulled into a maelstrom of chaotic change that even their “leaders” can make no sense of.  If this were an ancient civilization, the people would lose confidence in their kings and gods and the society would disintegrate, much as the Maya did when their crops failed en-masse and no amount of human sacrifice seemed to matter to the gods.

This change is not the end.  We are witnessing the birth of a new world.  Long lives, less fear, less disease, more spiritual understanding, all of these are just over the horizon.

People cannot see this future because they are blinded by the violent death of today’s world that is going down right in front of them, and they do not know where to look for these signs or what, exactly, to look for.  Also, they don’t know how to believe what I am saying, because so many charlatans have lied so many times, who knows what to believe.

I want to help people hold onto hope, and then to educate them so that they no longer fear the future.  I try to show them practical paths to this future.  Practical ways to avoid being injured by the writhing death of an old system, while preparing themselves for life in the new. I want to give them back a sense of control over their lives – ultimately, a sense of peace.

This is what I want to do for you.  Why?  Because it is what I was meant to do.  This is my purpose.

I hope that I am successful.  Wish me luck?

All the best,

Hugh

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  • Steve McAllister January 7, 2010, 6:05 pm

    Beautifully written post, Hugh. Truly glad I saw it on Twitter. I sometimes find it so wonderfully amazing when I can find peace though it seems like the world is seems like the world is in such turmoil. Thank you for sharing that with others. Open one pair of eyes at a time and eventually we all see.

  • Steve McAllister January 7, 2010, 1:05 pm

    Beautifully written post, Hugh. Truly glad I saw it on Twitter. I sometimes find it so wonderfully amazing when I can find peace though it seems like the world is seems like the world is in such turmoil. Thank you for sharing that with others. Open one pair of eyes at a time and eventually we all see.

  • Henri Junttila January 7, 2010, 10:12 pm

    I 100% agree with you. As I was reading the beginning of the post I was going “I hope he’s going to say what I think he’s going to say” and you did it. I’m very much looking forward to the coming decades. It’s going to rock 😉

    Keep writing dude!

  • Henri Junttila January 7, 2010, 5:12 pm

    I 100% agree with you. As I was reading the beginning of the post I was going “I hope he’s going to say what I think he’s going to say” and you did it. I’m very much looking forward to the coming decades. It’s going to rock 😉

    Keep writing dude!

  • Hugh DeBurgh January 8, 2010, 5:33 pm

    Steve –
    Thank you so much for your post! 🙂
    Change is the constant. But it’s not the change that is the problem – it’s our fear of that change. And fear screws up everything.
    Fear comes from not understanding the problem. Our ancestors were not well equipped for surprises. Their main defense mechanism was their brain – their ability to develop defenses to threats. But if the threat is not comprehensible, panic sets in. It’s the fight-or-flight reaction, and all that adrenalin is fine for running-for-it through the woods, but it’s not so good for dealing with the challenges of the modern world.
    People need to develop some understanding of the nature of the change in front of them. They can then formulate a response that gives them some confidence for success, or, alternatively, they can choose a guide or leader who they are reasonably confident can take them through the darkness and out the other side.
    It is this confidence that gets rid of the fight-or-flight response. This confidence allows folks to relax enough to apply themselves more effectively to moving forward in their life, rather than wringing their hands or spinning their wheels.
    I really don’t think that it is critical that their approach to change be “correct” at the start so much as they are feeling more in control of their life’s direction and that they are moving “forward.”
    It was great to hear from you! Love to hear more of your thoughts.
    All the best,
    Hugh

  • Hugh DeBurgh January 8, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Steve –
    Thank you so much for your post! 🙂
    Change is the constant. But it’s not the change that is the problem – it’s our fear of that change. And fear screws up everything.
    Fear comes from not understanding the problem. Our ancestors were not well equipped for surprises. Their main defense mechanism was their brain – their ability to develop defenses to threats. But if the threat is not comprehensible, panic sets in. It’s the fight-or-flight reaction, and all that adrenalin is fine for running-for-it through the woods, but it’s not so good for dealing with the challenges of the modern world.
    People need to develop some understanding of the nature of the change in front of them. They can then formulate a response that gives them some confidence for success, or, alternatively, they can choose a guide or leader who they are reasonably confident can take them through the darkness and out the other side.
    It is this confidence that gets rid of the fight-or-flight response. This confidence allows folks to relax enough to apply themselves more effectively to moving forward in their life, rather than wringing their hands or spinning their wheels.
    I really don’t think that it is critical that their approach to change be “correct” at the start so much as they are feeling more in control of their life’s direction and that they are moving “forward.”
    It was great to hear from you! Love to hear more of your thoughts.
    All the best,
    Hugh

  • Hugh DeBurgh January 8, 2010, 5:37 pm

    Henri –
    Thanks for your kind comment! 🙂
    One of the biggest shames that I see today is the almost total lack of rational optimism around us.
    Challenge is everywhere, but if folks just looked a bit beyond this they would realize what an incredibly exciting world we are about to enter. I am psyched like you are. It will just take a bit different way of looking at things by folks. They need our help to do this. It is what I hope to achieve here.
    By the way, I love your site!
    All the best,
    Hugh

  • Hugh DeBurgh January 8, 2010, 12:37 pm

    Henri –
    Thanks for your kind comment! 🙂
    One of the biggest shames that I see today is the almost total lack of rational optimism around us.
    Challenge is everywhere, but if folks just looked a bit beyond this they would realize what an incredibly exciting world we are about to enter. I am psyched like you are. It will just take a bit different way of looking at things by folks. They need our help to do this. It is what I hope to achieve here.
    By the way, I love your site!
    All the best,
    Hugh

  • Henri Junttila January 8, 2010, 5:53 pm

    Thanks a lot, Hugh!

    I see this everywhere myself. People are filled with negativity because that’s what they think exists. It’s sometimes cumbersome to have a conversation with people because they often manage to steer it into something negative while I go the other way 😀

  • Henri Junttila January 8, 2010, 12:53 pm

    Thanks a lot, Hugh!

    I see this everywhere myself. People are filled with negativity because that’s what they think exists. It’s sometimes cumbersome to have a conversation with people because they often manage to steer it into something negative while I go the other way 😀

  • Hugh DeBurgh January 8, 2010, 1:13 pm

    Amen! Many people seem to be comfortable with their negative way of thinking. Finding someone optimistic makes them uncomfortable. It’s weird at first but I guess it’s understandable. People are often afraid to be happy, I think.

  • Hugh DeBurgh January 8, 2010, 6:13 pm

    Amen! Many people seem to be comfortable with their negative way of thinking. Finding someone optimistic makes them uncomfortable. It’s weird at first but I guess it’s understandable. People are often afraid to be happy, I think.

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