A lot has been written about the law of cause and effect and there has also been a lot of misunderstanding about this law as well. I am not an expert on the subject by no means but this is how I understand it because I have observed it in myself. Now, some people call it karma, you reap what you sow and so on but it boils down to the same thing. A simple way for me to explain this law is by taking the classic example of the farmer and his crops. If a farmer decides to sow pumpkin seeds, he expect to reap pumpkins come harvest time and not corn, right.
"Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity." Leonardo da Vinci
You may be thinking "what has farming got to do with how I live? I'm not a farmer!" My answer to that question is "yes, we are," in an esoteric sense. This law does not pertain to nature alone but extend to all living things. Every time we act we are planting seeds, therefore, we can expect it to have an effect on our outer world. We do ACT out of CHOICE at any given moment because choice is the default in our system which is motivated by DESIRE whether we are AWARE of this or not, and it shapes our reality.
"Desire dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices and choices determine our actions." Dallin H Oak
For example, going back to the farmer, if the farmer didn't plant any seeds on his land, the land will still produce wild plants of its CHOOSING and any other things that are dumped on it, which will not be profitable for the farmer. So, the farmer makes a CONSCIOUS CHOICE to plant pumpkin seeds, perhaps there is a demand for it, to get the best effect. Hypothetically speaking, our minds are like the land whether we choose to plant on it or not it will still produce, but we may not like the result or know what's producing them. The AWARENESS of DOING, paying ATTENTION to what we want to effect once the CHOICE has been made and evaluated through the form of THINKING are our seeds. Okay, human interactions are not as black and white as planting pumpkin seeds and therefore we may have nuances in our results but it flows along the same line. I think there are no right or wrong results only experiences but knowing how our minds functions gives us power/accountability of our choices.
"We are our choices." Jean Paul Satre
I think it's time we take stock of what kind of seeds we are planting. I know this is hard to do, to be conscious of our actions most of the time but persevere with it. It's worth it.
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." John Quincy Adams
Happy sowing quality seeds my friends so that we can celebrate in a wonderful world come harvest time!
Cause and Effect
All cause has its effect
All actions are bind
By this aspect
Good begets good
And bad begets bad
Let your thoughts be kind
So that kind begets kind!
S R Lore
I am a person who is into self development and I am always learning and striving to be the best of myself. I like to empower others to make a difference in theirs and others lives. I also like to express myself creatively through poetry. "I'm an architect, of myself...."