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Peace in Chaos


He loves to write. It is his passion. It is also his time of reflection and a time to discover more about life.


The Setting

I was sitting at the food court of a mall near my place. I wanted to kill my time, but then I decided to utilize it writing my next article. Despite the music playing and chattering from all over the place, I kept writing quietly. I even enjoyed the setting. There was noise, but still, I was focused. I managed to keep going. Then, out of the blue, a thought came across my mind. So, I decided to use another sheet of my notepad and wrote it down. I just could not let it slip away without acknowledgment. And, I decided to make it as my next hub.

Amidst the noise,
Still, there is a space for silence.
Look around.
People talkin' and walkin'.


The Draft

My draft of this article was not written the same as it is here. There were no stanzas, no rhymes but only continuous lines. But as I started to write, there were changes but good ones, I think. At some point, it is true that when you keep rereading your article, you could improve it. So now, it looks a poem already.

Silence is not seen with eyes wide open.

— JustaThought

Side Note

It was funny how thoughts were being polished when I write. I had it in my mind, but when I write them on a draft, changes in structure and words occur. And, as I write it for posting, there would be another modification. It was a series of improvements. Indeed, there is continuous improvement every time I rewrite. Also, there will always be room for improvements. I would not be surprised about editing my article when I reread them later on.

But the silence is not seen
With eyes wide open.
Space is within.
It is calm and comforting.

How to Find Peace

Going back to peace in chaos, you can have it despite the noise around you. Just keep grounded on what you want to do. It is ok to get distracted once in a while to breathe but pull back yourself to what you are doing. Close your eyes in a moment and feel the space within you. Let your thoughts freely and breath regularly. Then get back to what you are doing again.

Look within.
Eyes shut and not open.
Hear not the noise in the surroundin'
But it is of peace the reign.

Where to Find Peace

You could certainly find it not elsewhere but within you. You could see it not when your eyes are open but when you shut them. There may be noise around you, but when you get in touch within, you anchor serenity with you. Then, you could go in peace.

Go in Peace.


Jason Behm (author) from Cebu, Philippines on March 26, 2019:

Thanks you..

Jason Behm (author) from Cebu, Philippines on March 26, 2019:

I love the quote you have stated here. Yes, it is true...And thanks for sharing...

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on March 07, 2019:

Nice poem and explanation of the process.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 01, 2019:

Beautiful thought. I can relate to the power of that silence. Your insight brings to mind a quote by another author: "When every other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God."

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on January 23, 2019:

The image of eyes closed will always stick with me An important lesson.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 01, 2019:

Fantastic! You have got the rhythm of life.

Jason Behm (author) from Cebu, Philippines on January 01, 2019:


True, focus is the key.

Jason Behm (author) from Cebu, Philippines on January 01, 2019:


Thanks thanks thanks...I ran out of words.

Jason Behm (author) from Cebu, Philippines on January 01, 2019:


Thanks. I just find it connecting when i write amidst a crowd or public places.

Jason Behm (author) from Cebu, Philippines on January 01, 2019:

@Ioannis, brother thanks. Happy holidays!

Jason Behm (author) from Cebu, Philippines on January 01, 2019:

@manatita, thanks. the food court is just perfect for me to just kill my time or write before heading home. Thanks bro.

manatita44 from london on December 22, 2018:

Good that you were sitting at the food court, Bro, for you have come up with some jewels. Truly worth pondering upon and the title is just right. Salaam!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on December 22, 2018:

Excellent Hub my brother Jason! You have given us a valuable lesson! Thank you, and God Bless you.

I wish the Light of the Star to make your Christmas magical!


Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 21, 2018:

I have taken my lap top and gone to a noisier place to write occasionally. I like the idea of finding silence in a noisy place, just tuning out the surroundings. It sounds like you do that quite well.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on December 20, 2018:

You scored a winning goal here. So glad to have met you. Wow just your title got my juice flowing better. The chatter of the world is probably a good thing. Look at you, it got your focused enough to lift my day. My problem will always be that noise in my head, I can ignore the rest.

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 19, 2018:

The world is often filled with so much noise, a blaring volume of unimportant noise competing for your attention but accomplishing littl. I can block out nearly anything with the proper focus so I use this to achieve peace.

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