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The Universal Law of Cause and Effect | The Basics

Doing right gets good results, doing wrong gets bad results.  If your attitude reeks of ill-will that's most likely what you'll attract. by Michael Corthell The law of cause and effect is one of the 12 universal laws of the universe. (The videos at the end give you an overview of this and all the universal laws.) The law of cause and effect states that nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws. Every action has a reaction or consequence and we "reap what we have sown." Studying causes and their effects is simply an attempt to understand why things happen as they do. Many professions do this—accident investigators, scientists, historians, doctors, newspaper reporters, automobile mechanics, educators, police detectives, to name a few. All these disciplines spend considerable amount of time trying to understand the causes and effects of both human behavior and natural phenomena to gain better control over events and over societal behavior.

How to Deal with Change

Seasons Change and So Do We Michael Corthell "The beauty of change is found in its ability to reveal the resilience and adaptability within us." Change is an inevitable aspect of life, whether we embrace it or not. The more we resist change, the more we experience pain. Buddhism recognizes the inherent beauty in the transformative nature of existence. It compares life to music, where if a note or phrase is clung to beyond its intended duration, the melody is lost. Therefore, Buddhism can be summarized in two simple phrases: "Let go!" and "Walk on!" Release the desire for self, for permanence, and for specific circumstances, and instead flow with the rhythm of life. Our first reaction to the unexpected change is usually quite negative. Feeling vulnerable and maybe even threatened, we can react badly. In fact, we go through stages: Surprise (shock, wondering why this is happening to us.), Panic (how the changes will impact us and if we'll be abl