A Tiny Change

astral_plane_by_nmsmith-d64t989[1]“A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.” – Richard Bach, One

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.

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 decision 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.”


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2 Responses to A Tiny Change

  1. Jay Noetic says:

    I wrote about this in one of my post. I believe it to be true

    • mountainpat says:

      It is amazing isn’t it? When I reflect back over my life, what seemed like a small thing at the time often turned into a huge crossroad for me. Thanks for stopping by! Love, Pat

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