Law of cause and effect

The Law of Cause and Effect states that whatever you send into the universe comes back. Action - re-action are equal and opposite.

Every cause has its effect; every effect, its cause. There is no such thing as chance.

The French philosopher Voltaire (Fran%8Dois-Marie Arouet) said that: words like luck, chance and coincidence were invented to express the known effects of the unknown causes.

There is no such thing as luck or chance. Everything happens according to the Law of cause and effect.

By focusing on the Cause the Effect will automatically take care of itself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson called this Law - The Law of Laws. It is powerful. You get back what you put out. It is like a boomerang. You throw it out and it comes back.

If you put a negative out, you will get a negative back. Also, when you put a positive out you will get a positive back, maybe not straight away, but it will come. It is the Law and the Laws of the Universe never err once.

The Law of Cause and Effect is often referred to as Karma. In Indian religions Karma is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect

It is the same as the the New Testament expresses with the thought:
"whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap"

The Law Of Cause and Effect is inescapable. You get back what you send out. It delivers back to you, the results of whatever you give to it. Hence, the choices/decisions you make will set in motion a chain of reactions and give you back a result corresponding to whatever that decision triggered.

The Universe is operated by universal laws. Everything happens according to these laws.


Earl Nightingale (1921-1989) was a pioneer in the field of personal development and he knew the Law of Cause and Effect.

He also recorded one of the most powerful personal development recordings ever done. It is called "The Strangest Secret"

One morning more than 40 years ago, this recording was played for a group of salespeople at Earl Nightingales insurance agency. What they heard stunned them like nothing before. They were electrified by what they heard. Everyone wanted a copy and the word spread about this great recording.

Here is an An excerpt from "The Strangest Secret". It illustrates the Law of Cause and Effect and that you reap what you sow.

George Bernard Shaw said, "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them."

Well, it's pretty apparent, isn't it? And every person who discovered this believed (for a while) that he was the first one to work it out. We become what we think about.

Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn't know where he's going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry - his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing... he becomes nothing.

How does it work? Why do we become what we think about? Well, I'll tell you how it works, as far as we know. To do this, I want to tell you about a situation that parallels the human mind.

Suppose a farmer has some land, and it's good, fertile land. The land gives the farmer a choice; he may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn't care. It's up to the farmer to make the decision.

We're comparing the human mind with the land because the mind, like the land, doesn't care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn't care what you plant.

Now, let's say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand- one is a seed of corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both seeds-one corn, the other nightshade. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land...and what will happen? Invariably, the land will return what was planted.

As it's written in the Bible, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap."

Remember the land doesn't care. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants - one corn, one poison.

The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn't care what we plant...success...or failure. A concrete, worthwhile goal...or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety and so on. But what we plant it must return to us.

You see, the human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we want to plant.



Nothing in the entire universe ever happens, unless it occurs according to law. Nothing ever escapes the law. It is impossible for the human mind to conceive of starting a new chain of causation, for the simple reason that every effect must have a cause; and in turn, that cause must have an effect. Thus, we have the perpetual, never-ending cycle of cause and effect.

If you are in a state of posotive virbations you are sending good out and good will return. There is something good in every single person on this planet - you just have to look for it.

People will realize that everyone has something special to give to the world. We are all unique. Our thoughts are mental fingerprints. No-one can think exactly like you - you are unique.

AND by sending out good positive thoughts to people you meet you enter into harmony with the Law of Cause and Effect. Good things will come your way - opportunities will start to emerge. It is the Law.


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