Living in this universe can be a rough ride. We often don’t make it easy on ourselves with our decisions and our mindsets. Why would this be? It has to do with violating certain laws of the universe or misusing them.
Commonly Known Universal Laws
I have in mind taking some laws of the universe that can be used in everyday living, then presenting how we can use them to flourish and prosper individually and collectively. Let’s start with some big laws and work our way into a tighter focus on ones that relate to our ways of life.
Isaac Newton had one of the greatest minds ever. Using some basics postulated by Galileo, he discovered laws of motion. Quoting Brittanica online, “Newton’s first law states that, if a body is at rest or moving at a constant speed in a straight line, it will remain at rest or keep moving in a straight line at constant speed unless it is acted upon by a force. This postulate is known as the law of inertia.”
The law of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be transformed to another form of energy, such as when water is boiled and converted to heat. Water has potential energy and heat has kinetic energy.
Cause and effect is the law which states that every cause has an effect and every effect becomes a cause onto something else. This suggests everything happening in our lives is the result of a cause and effect chain of events.
Make Them Work for You
If you find motivation to be in short supply, Newton’s first law is a reminder that in order for you to accomplish anything, you first have to move. Putting your body into motion will get you started. Once you’re in action, keep in mind that the tendency to keep moving will eventually get you to a goal or the ultimate finish line on a project.
Although our energy does ebb and flow, it’s good to know there is no shortage of energy in the universe. Proper eating and getting plenty of rest regenerate your energy resources, fueling your creative efforts.
The law of cause and effect brings us the assurance that we can make things happen. Do anything to create or improve conditions and you can be certain there will be an effect that will lead to more cause and more effect, forever really. It’s comforting to know that even a destructive act can create an effect that, by our will, can be turned into a benevolent deed.
Social or Spiritual Laws
From what I can tell in my limited research, social and spiritual laws are conclusions drawn based on observation. They are not created or arrived at by use of scientific methods and the demanding criteria natural science requires. To refer to them as laws may be considered a form of exaggeration. However, it doesn’t mean they aren’t necessarily true. It would be advisable to use critical thinking when considering their validity. I suggest trying them out with no attachment to the outcome of your own experiment.
In the book of humor titled Theories on Stuff and Stuff penned by Froth P. Harrington, Etc., one of the theories is that in an automobile accident, the driver who is at fault is not injured. The driver not at fault is injured. This theory is tongue-in-cheek, but it could be considered a social law because of the frequency with which injuries are claimed per this breakdown. It may be observable in the majority of cases, yet not rise to the level of being a law since there will be many exceptions.
When it comes to creative living to make a smoother life, I’ve found some “laws” that I have found to be true for me. Accordingly, I submit a couple for your consideration.
Deepak Chopra wrote a remarkable book titled “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success…A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams.” One of my favorites is The Law of Pure Potentiality. His introduction speaks to me. “The source of all creation is pure consciousness…pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest. And when we realize that our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe.” One way to access that field of pure potentiality is meditation, silence and non-judgment, per Chopra.
The Law of “Dharma” or Purpose in Life is another of Chopra’s Seven. The introduction on this one sums it up beautifully. “Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”
I believe the best way to enjoy life is to take it without judgment as it comes, not resisting what the intelligence of universal nature sends our way. We can then create in joy and harmony.