Cause and Effect

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Do you believe everything happens for a reason? Why or why not?

I’m a believer in cause and effect. While causes may not be readily apparent or even comprehensible, things don’t happen for no reason at all or as the result of spontaneous Divine intervention.

I believe we are connected to everyone and everything through energy and vibration even though this connection may be so subtle that it’s imperceptible. Everything in the universe vibrates even if it’s only at a sub-atomic level.

Every thought we have, every word we speak and every action we take creates a vibration that expands out into the universe like a pebble dropped in a pond. While we may only see the ripple in the immediate vicinity of where we dropped the pebble, every molecule of water in the pond is affected to some infinitesimal degree. Just as an earthquake can launch a tsunami that causes mass destruction thousands of miles from its source, so can our negative words and actions. The phenomenon could be at least partially behind the divisive partisan political climate that currently permeates our nation and much of the world.

I believe we can overcome negativity by being positive. The effects may not be immediate or perceptible but they are accumulative. This could explain the credence some give to the power of prayer. Positive actions tend to bring positive results while negative actions tend to yield negative effects. It’s really not very complicated, is it?

Song: My Sweet Lord
Artist: George Harrison
Album: All Things Must Pass
Released: 1970


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.

One thought on “Cause and Effect”

  1. I don’t care what anybody says but to my tin ear there is not enough similarity between My Sweet Lord and He’s So Fine on which to base, let alone win, a lawsuit for “unconscious plagiarism”. I don’t remember hearing any Hallelujahs or that guitar work in the song by The Chiffons.


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