Saturday, 30 November 2013

"The Tejpal effect"


Theory that everything matters. That even the flutter of a butterfly's wings can cause a hurricane on the otherside of the world. If you change even the smallest of life's details, you completely change its outcome.


Seated in the middle seat of a flight a few days ago, the man on my left nudged his elbows into me more than 7 times. After which I politely asked him to keep to his seat. A mumbled "I am sorry" is a response I would have expected. Instead he held both his hands up in the air with a fearful expression on his face. Almost saying 'I haven't done anything." A very unexpected reaction I thought to myself.
I see this effect continuing in the future and more women coming out and speaking about injustices done to them and men more cautious about their actions.


However this is not about feminism at all. In the larger picture this is about the humankind in general. As a Sahaj Samadhi meditation teacher I bring the #butterflyeffect up in my courses all the time. If something as small as the flapping of a butterfly's wings in one part of the world can create a typhoon in another part, imagine what responsibility we hold with our words and actions! Spiritual practices like these smoothen our communication. It turns a reaction into a response, a frown into a smile that goes on to multiply more than a thousand fold.
The effect: Men and women with deeper human values and respect for everyone and everything on this planet.


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