It moves past the semantics of a suggestion to a full-fledged law.
Now, I know that Political Correctness has disdain for the notion of law.
Yet, we fully appreciate the law of gravity. It is a recognized force on our bodies 24/7 and provides the security for us to stick on this spinning orb of Earth.
Sir Isaac Newton is the fellow given credit for “discovering” the Law of Gravity and the three Laws of Motion. Since he was able to put words around these ideas, let’s give thought to why these principles affect our relationships.
Gravity or gravitational forces are forces of attraction. Every object in the universe that has mass exerts a gravitational pull, or force, on every other mass. The size of the pull depends on the masses of the objects.
We attract the attention of others. Everyone within our sphere of influence is affected by our choices. The effectiveness of the pull depends on the size of our character.
First Law of Motion
The first law says that an object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion, with the same direction and speed. Motion (or lack of motion) cannot change without an acting force.
Habits are so easy to form and so, very, hard to break. Whether stuck in a rut, or constantly searching for the next adventure, people continue on a distinctive path.
Second Law of Motion
The second law says that the acceleration of an object produced by an applied force is directly related to the magnitude of the force, the same direction as the force, and inversely related to the mass of the object.
Less is more. Size of ego will have an inverse relationship on acceleration to growth and opportunity. Large egos seldom budge from their grandiosity.
Third Law of Motion
The third law says that for every action (force) there is an equal and opposite reaction (force). Forces are found in pairs.
The ebb and flow, the give and receive, the yin and yang, creates the harmony of the universe and enhances our interaction with another person.
The common denominator inherent within all of these laws is a Force. In every culture, religion, and belief system, there is an underlying premise of Right and Wrong. No formal reference to an authority is necessary to state the obvious.
Each person knows this to be true. Individually, deep down, in our heart, soul, and mind, we can feel the forces. One is light — the other is dark. One is love — the other is hate. One pulls us up — the other pushes us down.
The force, which we choose to act upon us, will determine our:
Pull ~ Effectiveness of our efforts on those in our sphere of influence.
Progress ~ Effectiveness of our dynamic actions, direction, and speed.
Prospect ~ Effectiveness of our responsiveness to new opportunities.
Performance ~ Effectiveness of our dance into the hearts, souls, and minds of those we love.
All of these ideas, theorems, and thoughts can be summarized into one statement of this Universal Principle, “What goes around comes around.”