Ever hear of the butterfly effect? It is mentioned by scientists when discussing chaos theory, people who analyze the weather talk about it, and a lot of fiction writers depend on it in the plot of stories, especially stories involving time travel. The idea in all of these examples is that a small change at one place can result in large differences in a later state. Said another way a small change up front can result in very different outcomes down the road. The name – butterfly effect – was coined by Edward Lorenz in his example of a hurricane’s formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks earlier. If you are interested, you can read a great article about him and his theory here.
Every time we make a tiny change in our own life, our path is altered. We can decide to change a belief. We can decide to leave a relationship or begin a new one. We can decide to change jobs or careers. We can decide to have a child. We can decide to see ourselves more clearly, even if in one area of our life. We can decide to get more education. We can decide to move to a new location. And, lots and lots of decisions you can think of in your own life.
The point is, each of our choices – the big ones and the small ones – alter our lives in major ways. And, sometimes it’s the “small” ones that change the course of our lives the most. What if I choose to live as love? What if I decide to face my fears and release them? What if I intend oneness?
If you want a “dramatically different tomorrow,” try making a “tiny change today.”