Having lived in New York City for 1 year, I have a very different take on life. Space is sacred. Diversity is a healer. And if you want to get something done, give it to someone who’s busy.
Putting all these millions of people on the little island of Manhattan, in some ways is a painful and broken experiment, but in so many other ways, brings out the best in humanity.
New businesses crop up everyday, culture is brimming from every nook, and the intensity brings potential to a boiling point.
But what makes it most powerful is the filth, stench and despair against which beauty is so starkly contrasted. Many would say faith and beauty are intricately entwined.
As Gabriela Mistral suggests, “Beauty is the shadow of God on the universe.”
Forget Machu Picchu or the Egyptian pyramids, come to New York to find God!? WTF?
Consider the following 3 ways that chaos conjures faith:
3. Even the Plants are Tough