The Butterfly Effect

The flap of creation – It starts with a flutter
(A story on cause and effect)

The Story

“The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly’s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado or delay, accelerate or even prevent the occurrence of a tornado in another location. The flapping wing represents a small change in the initial condition of the system, which causes a chain of events leading to large-scale alterations of events (compare: domino effect). Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different. While the butterfly does not “cause” the tornado in the sense of providing the energy for the tornado, it does “cause” it in the sense that the flap of its wings is an essential part of the initial conditions resulting in a tornado, and without that flap that particular tornado would not have existed."

(Wikipedia free online Encyclopedia)

The Example

What was originally a photo of a beautiful path through the mountains, with a flap in the mind – a whisper really – ‘causing’ a small change in the initial condition of the photo – the harsh glare of the sun visible in places – led to more such flaps, and to a chain of events causing major alterations to the original; and with the butterfly effect added at the end – resulted in a “Butterfly Effect”.

The lesson

The above is an example on how our thoughts ‘cause’ to bring into ‘effect’ an ‘existence’: in this case the creation “The Butterfly Effect”. In Eastern Philosophy this ‘cause&effect’ is what generates “Karma”. Let us be ‘mindful’ of our thoughts and what we bring into existence. May it be as beautiful as “The Butterfly Effect”! ;))

(What if I had not heard the first essential flap?)

The Butterfly Effect

Kanages Ramesh

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Kanages Ramesh (Monsoonfrog)

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