I have absolutely no scientific training, but I’m fascinated by quantum physics.
This cartoon by www.cosmic-evolution.com helped me to understand the basics, which is that when particles (matter) and waves (energy) are watched or given attention, it changes their behaviour. These tiny quantum essences can change from matter into energy and back, in front of an observer.
This makes me wonder if being watched has a magical effect. As a mother and grandmother I know that children thrive when they are given our attention. Naughtiness melts away when they have our ‘undivided’.
Perhaps our own inner being thrives too when it has our attention. In case this sounds strange, let me explain. In meditation we are trained to watch our thoughts, feelings, and emotions with innocence – in other words: attention, or watching without judgement.
It seems when we allow the part of us that is the ‘witness’ or ‘observer’ to watch our constant internal dialogue, it becomes easier to get unhitched from our negative habits and tendencies, and discover that we don’t have to act on them.
When we can stand back and watch the negative outpourings of our minds and not get involved, then we are on the road to empowerment and freedom.
The earlier we can learn how to do this, the better it is for our development and peace of mind. Schools that have included meditation in their curriculum report improvement in children’s overall behaviour and achievement.
Truth-seekers often want to change the world for the better, but it’s a rather uncomfortable truth that we are much more effective when we start with ourselves.
If we give a thought enough attention and energy it becomes bigger and stronger and can take over our lives: needless to say, this works whether it’s a positive or a negative thought – so in my book, positive and constructive ones are the thoughts and attitudes to encourage in our daily lives. Also, we can begin right now.
Now is a good time to make a difference. Now is actually all we ever have. The outside world may be going mad, but our inner world needn’t. Pray for peace, do a good deed for your grumpy neighbour, cuddle the cat, or meditate and stay in the stillness – then just watch and feel the difference to your inner being.
By the way, the teachers at www.thebrightpath.com can help with all of this. Big love to you all.