The Butterfly Effect
Ever met someone and walked away feeling like you had a great conversation ,without having spoken a word? Sometime you don't say anything, and yet everything is said. Such moments ,though rare ,have the potential to stay with you a lifetime. They have a beauty beyond this world , one certainly beyond words .
It's all about the connect. We connect with each other at different levels, in different ways. Words . Acts. A gaze. A graze. Sometimes , the changing quality of the silence. With some it's enough to just be connected; what is done or not done, said or left unsaid is not meaningful. With others a thousand conversations are not enough.
Heard of the Butterfly Effect? The scientific theory that the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil could set off a tornado in Texas by creating tiny changes in the atmosphere that could accelerate or even prevent the tornado. Call it the Domino Effect or the Ripple Effect but the point is the same as in Shams' 26th Rule. We cannot escape the consequences of our actions or words , because " words that come out of our mouth do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space , and they will come back to us in due time".
Though a disbeliever initially, over time , I have observed the power of the adage -- whatever goes around , comes around , and, used the knowledge to advantage. A kind word or act of many years ago has often come back knocking on my door. Impatience and a wrong word dropped have led to avoidable consequences. And i have learnt my lesson in many beautiful and horrid ways.
We cannot pass by the person who needs our help, nor be mean to anyone without reaching consequences. A kind word spoken is a kind word heard. We have the power to make a difference by just being responsible and aware.
Understanding the power of the Ripple Effect is a great way to feel empowered. How can you be inconsequential in any way whatsoever , when a little movement or word from you could have such world stirring effects?