Most of the time people make their way in the world daily, without realizing that every single thought they have in addition to every movement, word, behavior, etc. is creating their future moment by moment. Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect?
a property of chaotic systems (as the atmosphere) by which small changes in initial conditions can lead to large-scale and unpredictable variation in the future state of the system
This means that scientists have figured out that going into an untapped ecosystem and doing just about anything effects large scale changes which could wreak havoc. From it, they surmised that going back in time and doing one single thing, even moving a leaf on the ground, would alter the future irreparably. They have called it The Butterfly Effect and given it a definition that gives us a clue about what we can do with this property of cause and effect. I have learned that by looking at things a variety of ways, they tend to take on a different meaning and quality, sometimes for the better. For instance, to science, the small changes lead to large-scale and unpredictable variation, but what if one was accounting for the changes they were making and forecasting them so that they could have a good prediction of future outcomes? This is precisely what we do when we consciously live our day from moment to moment and it truly changes the game. Some people use a variation of this they call The Law of Attraction, but the underpinnings of that law are what make up the foundation of our reality and they are found in the outcome of The Butterfly Effect.
By tuning into our own thoughts and understanding the mechanics of the universe behind The Butterfly Effect, we can use it to create positive changes in our lives rather than being victims of it day by day. Because that is really what is happening. Daily every person that is not consciously aware of what they are doing and consciously choosing their activities based on their best interests for both now and future, is living The Butterfly Effect. Sometimes the variations are good and sometimes they seem completely unexplainable. But there is an explanation.
For centuries we as a culture have been waiting for saviors and science to find the answers to the problems that continue to plague us, and for centuries we have been dutifully recreating the reality we live in, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. The path out of this seemingly inescapable cycle is a veritable yellow brick road to wishes and dreams. By taking the first step, you walk a road that you are conscious of taking and choose to take moment by moment. You discover yourself, and the energy that truly motivates you and brings you life.
To begin this discovery, first practice bringing thought to each activity of your day. Notice who you are, what you do and what you think about. Write it down if it suits you, because journaling is a great way to keep track of how awareness is changing you subtly day by day. Pay attention to inspirations and intuitions, they are your guides. As you come to know yourself you can begin to make adjustments that lead you into a fuller level of conscious living. You can compare who you find yourself to be with who you want to be and decide how you can move in a better direction. With true reflective thought, this practice produces beautiful outcomes in your life.
Remember this is a process which takes time. Recall in the scientific explanations, the large scale changes that came about as a result of the Butterfly Effect were started by one seeming negligible thing. Think about who you want to be, imagine yourself in the ways you want to see yourself being, don’t be shy! If you feel shy, realize that you are subconsciously shying away from who you really want to be inside and resolve to change that about yourself. When you feel inspirations, try to follow them. When strange things happen, think them through in terms of who you really want to be. Be that person, consciously, every day. Be your best self in each moment and you will be taking the yellow brick road to the fulfillment of your best self. Your level of conscious living can have you riding the crest of the waves of change and the outcomes of The Butterfly Effect will be no surprise to you, because you will have created them by your thoughts and what you made of the world moment by moment, day by day.