Excerpts From Chapter 4: Cause and Effect

Excerpt 1: “The principle of cause and effect is more commonly known by the axiom “what you sow is what you reap,” and is also referred to by the slang saying, “what goes around, comes around.” It essentially means that every effect that you see or experience in the world had to have a cause. While at first glance this may appear to be a very simple and obvious concept, it has profound implications for every human being.”

Excerpt 2: “The principle of cause and effect serves as our own personal ‘boomerang’, meaning it’s very important that we make our best efforts to toss that boomerang out into the universe with positive energy attached to it, for whatever we put out there will assuredly return to us in kind. According to Arnold Patent in his book, You Can Have It All:

Energy flows out of our bodies like a signal or wavelength from a radio or television station. Each of us emits a very precise signal. Everyone and everything in our environment picks up certain of these signals. However, only those who are on the same wavelength respond to them. . . . The result then is that we attract into our lives those people and those circumstances, which are in alignment with the energy signals we emit.51

Given the above premise, it is reasonable to conclude that everything that happens to us originated with a cause that we ourselves set into motion.”
[51 Arnold M. Patent, You Can Have It All, (Piermont, NY: Money Mastery Publishing, 1984) p.42]

Excerpt 3: “One of the keys to spiritual growth therefore, is learning to discipline yourself to become more conscious about all of the decisions (i.e., choices) that you do make. In his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra has some excellent advice regarding this:

When you make any choice-any choice at all-you can ask yourself two things: First of all, ‘What are the consequences of this choice that I am making?’In your heart you will immediately know what these are. Secondly, ‘Will this choice that I’m making now bring happiness to me and to those around me?52

As you begin to put this advice into practice, you’ll be amazed at how many of your thoughts, feelings, and actions have been occurring on ‘auto-pilot’, so to speak.”
[52 Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, (San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing & New World Library, 1994) p.42]

Excerpt 4: “Adopting the mindset that you do indeed cause/create all of the circumstances you experience in life, even if you don’t recall doing so consciously, opens the door to the potential for greater joy by removing you from the backwards-focused paralysis of blame. It also transports you into the now moment of responsibility where you can actually take action to resolve problems and issues.”

Read Excerpts from Chapter 5: Present Moment Awareness