This is the “law of all laws!” And it simply emphasizes “garbage in, garbage out.” To put it less crudely — whatever you send into the universe comes back to you. So, if you don’t believe in something (let’s say, a thought of a “higher frequency” as discussed in previous posts) it sure isn’t going to happen. If you do, it will.
Our actions and reactions are equal and opposite. Essentially, there’s no such thing as chance. Every effect has to have a cause, which in turn, has to have an effect. For example: since childhood, I’ve wanted to be a martial arts practitioner but just couldn’t. My attempts to find the right teachers/schools weren’t successful for one reason or the other. And along the years, I picked up cricket, soccer, hockey, squash, running, and powerlifting for general fitness and health. I enjoyed them all, even committed to them, but something was missing. Perhaps, I came to the point that I became too comfortable with the sport or the patterns. My personality gets bored of predictability.
And all this while, somewhere in the back of my mind, I still craved to pick up a martial arts to practice. It wasn’t until last year I finally closed in on jiu-jitsu and decided to go all in!
I didn’t accidentally bumped into martial arts. It was there all along. I either wasn’t ready or it or simply, it wasn’t the right time for me. Our lives have a never-ending cycle of cause and effect, which we must accept. And while most of us are only interested in the effects, the causes are worth our time, attention, and study. Why? If we focus on the cause, the effect will automatically take care of itself.
So, if you treat everyone with love, respect, and care, you can be sure that it will all come back to you. Take care of your body and it will take care of you. If you’ve heard of the phrase, “karma is a bitch,” you know what I’m talking about. (And I have no freaking clue why it’s a “bitch” and not a “dog,” I swear! Perhaps we should use both?) That’s how this law works.
The key is to understand that we give power to our conditions and circumstances by our actions and reactions.
Here’s a brief explanation by Brian Tracy that you might enjoy: