All things, whether visible or invisible, are subservient to the eternal law of cause and effect. That includes our thoughts, desires, words, actions, everything! We don’t live in a lawless universe. We live in a world that is governed by law.
And the law clearly states that every cause has an effect.
We may choose the causes we set in operation, however, we may not escape the effect of the causes we initiate. In other words, we may choose the thoughts we think, the desires we harbor, the words we speak and the actions we take, however, we can neither choose nor change the effects and results of those thoughts, desires, words and actions.
Which means: We ourselves determine our joy or misery by our own conduct. We ourselves are responsible for our life and no one else.
Now, most of us are aware of the law, have heard of it and will probably agree with it. However, we need to internalize it and begin deliberately to start working with it and playing with it. And as we begin to do so, life will stop being this unexplainable mystery, full of luck, coincidence and caprice, but it will at once become calculable. The circumstances we find ourselves in will actually start making sense 🙂
Now, how can we start working with the law?
Well, here is one idea I’d like to share with you today.
Get out your Spiritual growth book and draw a line down the middle of a page. On the left-hand side write the word CAUSES and on the right-hand side write the word EFFECTS. For the next 40 days, every evening before you go to bed, review your day and note down (1) your dominant thoughts, (secret) desires and hopes and fears, etc. under the CAUSES column and (2) ongoing situations, events and overall circumstances under the EFFECTS column.
In the beginning, as you start doing this exercise, you may not notice much and wonder whether it’s worth the effort, however, after 40 days (or earlier) you will start seeing emerging a pattern that reveals to you that your inner thought and desire life resembles your outer life 🙂
Now, we all know that our thoughts and desires create our reality, however, it is only when we do exercises like this one here, where we see it in writing or in black and white as the saying goes, that we begin to realize that our inner life indeed creates our outer life.
Internalizing this realization, we are ready to start playing with the law and working with the law. We are ready to become conscious creators because theory has become practice, knowledge has become wisdom, and we have gained the exciting realization that the universe is ever listening and responding to us.
Internalizing this realization, we gain confidence in the power of our thoughts, desires and words; we gain confidence in the eternal reality that thinking constructive thoughts, nourishing uplifting (Soul-inspired) desires, and keeping our inner life in a high-vibrational state has practical value in our daily life because it leads to a happy, outer life. We begin to realize that we ourselves determine our joy or misery by our own conduct and that our life and fate is in our own hands.
Give it a try 🙂
ACTION STEP: Get out your Spiritual growth book and draw a line down the middle of a page. On the left-hand side write the word CAUSES and on the right-hand side write the word EFFECTS. For the next 40 days, every evening before you go to bed, review your day and note down (1) your dominant thoughts, (secret) desires and hopes and fears, etc. under the CAUSES column and (2) situations, events and overall circumstances under the EFFECTS column. Start comparing the two columns and look for patterns. If you are ready to systematically initiate causes that lead to Soul growth and evolution, please sign up for 12 Daily Initiatives of the Aspiring Yogi HERE.
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