The theory is based on cause and effect and from my experience in my own life I have learned that whatever happens to you happens because of you. If it weren’t for you, it wouldn’t have happened to you in the first place.
Imagine if you will
Picture for a moment that you are just waking up in the morning, you look at the clock to see what time it is and you realize that you have over slept and you are going to be late for work. You jump out of bed in a mad rush to get ready. (Now we have all been in this situation before and most likely you have not thought about the turn of events that will arise from this situation and the consequences or effects that you have on the rest of the world around you.)
You are rushing to get ready, you take a quick shower and throw on your clothes, brush your teeth (hopefully) and run out the door, you get in your car and peel out of your drive way cursing under your breath that you are late, blaming the alarm clock for not waking you up on time you grab your cell phone and with one hand on the wheel you are calling work to let them know you are on your way and you are probably making up some story as to why you are not there yet.
On your way to work you come to a red light, one of many to come. The first red light didn’t cause you to freak out because you weren’t really paying attention because you are still half asleep and are not in a good mood as it is, the light turns green finally and you take off trying to turn a 30 minute commute into a 10 minute commute. As you’re coming up to the next intersection you see that the light turns yellow and you have to slow down and stop again, now you are getting mad, Another damn red light you exclaim!
After waiting what seems like 20 minutes for the light to turn green, again you are on your way and you floor it to try to make up for lost time. You come to the next signal and it is red AGAIN! what is going on you ask? why me!!? you are sitting at this light thinking out loud to yourself about the day ahead and that it is already off to a bad start and you happen to look in your rear view mirror while sitting at the red light and notice that the car coming up behind you is going way to fast and you just hope that the driver is going to stop, she still has time to slow down but your watching, and then you realize she is not going to stop and in this split moment in time your life flashes in front of your eyes, you realize you are about to get slammed into! you brace your self and BAM!
Your car is pushed forward into the car in front of you, your airbag went off sounding like an explosion and you have been jolted like you were, well, hit by a car. You have just been rear ended and after about 5 seconds you realize you are ok, you open the door cursing and screaming expletives I wont repeat here, you are yelling at the lady who hit you, what the hell is the matter with you? where did you get your drivers license, a cracker jacks box? Look at my car! you better have insurance! etc. etc.
The Law? Which Law?
Without knowing the true circumstances involved you continue to be upset and more concerned with your car and being late for work than you are with the person who hit you, maybe she needs help? but at the moment its all about you, after all it was her fault, right? well, yes and no.
You see, in this world there are two sets of laws that are in effect at all times, there are mans laws and there are the universal laws of nature. According to mans laws it is her fault for hitting you and she or her insurance company will be liable for the damages.
According to the universal laws of nature it is just as much your fault as hers, after all, if you were not there at that moment in time you would not have been hit. And why were you there at that moment in time? because you were late for work? maybe, but had you gotten up on time and left for work when you were suppose to you would have not have been hit at that intersection.
We could end this analogy here and make the point but lets take it a little further shall we? I would go one step further and say it is all your fault but not in a bad way, you see maybe the woman who hit you was a very good driver but just happened to be 75 years old and lived a good life and was always responsible.
And on this very day, her last day on this planet, she went out for a drive to the grocery store to do her normal Tuesday morning shopping and while she was driving, her heart stopped beating and God decided that it was her time. God also decided that it was Not your time so in his infinite wisdom he decided to use the woman to inconvenience you a little more. He may have a good sense of humor for all you know.
Or could it be that had she not hit you and the light turned green, that as you were going to cross that intersection that a semi truck trying to beat a yellow light crossing from the other direction would have slammed into you with enough force that you would have never known what hit you and since it wasn’t your time yet, God decided to stall you by having this little old lady rear end you to prevent you from crossing that intersection at that exact time that the truck was coming??
The point is that everything that happens to you happens because of you, good or bad, in fact, there is no such thing as good or bad, they are just different experiences and that even some things that we think are bad really aren’t that bad if you look at them from the perspective that it could have always been worse. We don’t really know the reasons things happen when they happen but if you live your life knowing that they are all happening for a reason and that the reason is probably in your best interest then it will allow you to float through life harmoniously and effortlessly. Like a butterfly.
A Butterfly or a Beatle
Hopefully this situation doesn’t happened to you but if it does, the first thing you should do is be thankful and have gratitude. Sounds counter intuitive to be thankful for getting hit by a car but again, it is not for you to know the reasons that certain things happen but for you to learn and grow from them because everything that you experience in your life is just that, an experience.
We all have heard the song, ” you cant always get what you want” but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need… Oh Yeah…
Does the flap of a butterflies wing in Brazil Cause a tornado in Texas?
I cant answer that, but I can say without a doubt that something caused the tornado, and something caused the thing that caused the tornado, and something caused the thing that caused the thing that cause it, and something caused the thing that caused the thing that caused the thing to cause it and so on and so on. Life is all about cause and effect and action and reaction. Your actions cause a reaction that vibrate indefinitely throughout time and space and everything matters and everything makes a difference in some way or another.
Starfish on the beach
Just like the story about the man walking down the beach throwing starfish back in to the ocean, and an observer walked up to him and said, what are you doing? he replied, I’m saving these starfish that washed up on the beach from the storm.” And the the observer says, there are thousands of them. You cant save them all. You are wasting your time! it wont make any difference! and the man says to him, “tell that to the one I just threw back in.”
Once you start to live your life like this, the world becomes more beautiful. You start to see things that you would have not noticed before. When you become aware of your infinite oneness and realize that you are connected to everything in someway and that what you do in your life matters in more ways than you can imagine and that even the little things can make a huge difference in your life and the lives of others, not only other people but all living things. They all deserve your consideration.
Walk the walk
You should talk and act like someone who is grateful for what you have had, what you have and what you will have. You might ask, how can you be grateful for something you don’t have yet? I would say, how can you ever expect to have it if you are not already grateful for it? you might say, I have had some bad things happen in my life, why should I be grateful for that? I would say, because those things that have happened to you, good or bad have made you the person you are today. Every single experience, every little thing along the way has molded you and formed you in to the person you are and prepared you to be ready for the things to come that you haven’t received yet and that you weren’t ready to receive before you were prepared for them.. it is what it is.. deal with it..
The Rabbi and the goat farmers
There is an old parable about two old goat farmers walking down a dirt road. They come across a rabbi who stops to talk to them. So how goes it for you the Rabbi asks? the one goat farmer replies, oh its terrible Rabbi, every morning I wake up and it seems to be worse than the last day, nothing seems to go my way, life is just terrible! I’m miserable, I don’t know what I’m going to do… Well God just happened to be eavesdropping on this conversation and says, So your life is terrible is it? you don’t know what terrible is! I’ll show you what terrible is you miserable ungrateful lout!
Then the Rabbi turns to the other goat farmer, and you? how are you? the other goat farmer says, life is great Rabbi, every morning when I wake up I am so grateful for the life I have and my family, and every morning I give thanks for all the blessing that have been bestowed on me, I cant wait to see what the day brings and just know that it will be filled with wonder and joy!! life is great! and when the second goat farmers praise reached the heavens above, God said with excitement and pleasure, you think your life is great now!? I’m going to show you what great is!!
And my friends, that really is the way it is! be grateful for everything you have. And everything you will have will continue to be better than you ever had. It is the universal laws of nature and it is a beautiful thing!…..
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To your limitless success,