Traversing Through Chaos to Innovation

Anna Margolis
4 min readOct 28, 2020

In my last post I asked the question:

“𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙗𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙝?”

If you thought the question was “naive” it’s understandable, given that our mainstream scientific thinking is still based on the divisive world view that there exists no organising force in the universe other than chance.

Modern science basically grants us free will and then places us in a world of merciless competition in which only the lucky or strong can survive.

This causes human beings to distrust life itself and adopt the old 𝘥𝘰𝘨-𝘦𝘢𝘵-𝘥𝘰𝘨 survival strategy.

But a new quantum biology is indeed in the process of forming at the frontiers of modern science and it holds many fascinating possibilities;

It tells us that the brain of the cells of our body are located within the c̳e̳l̳l̳u̳l̳a̳r̳ ̳m̳e̳m̳b̳r̳a̳n̳e̳, which in turn, provides an interface with the environment.

In a nutshell this means that life is designed to be ᴄᴏᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ ʀᴀᴛʜᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴇᴛɪᴛɪᴠᴇ.

This new biological view makes enormous sense when considered alongside quantum physics, which holds that all of life is interrelated and holistic rather than separate.

In the old view, we humans are the victims of our selfish genes;

In the new view there are no victims, only a huge interconnected and interdependent cosmos.

Ultimately, in order to evolve, human beings must embrace chaos rather than try to protect against it;

We must adapt and innovate.

Just think about nature.

It adapts and constantly needs to expand and experiment.

To continue expanding and experimenting, you simply can’t let yourself get freaked out by chaos;

Understanding that the very nature of innovation is to take the risk to keep on failing until it succeeds.

So if you don’t embrace chaos, you will have a very difficult time innovating.

Incredibly, when you trust in chaos and allow your environment to mutate you, rather than trying to control it…

Anna Margolis

As a former lawyer, Anna merges material world memories, tales of transformation and embodied experience in articulating the future of collaboration