Most of us have heard of Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion. Now, I was never into physics in school, and I never gave this kind of discussion much thought. But in this time in our world where people seem hell-bent on "Forcing" things, it's time for all of us to consider Newton's 3rd Law of Motion: for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.
I took this picture on my walk the other day because I thought it was an amazing visual of how nature reflects this concept back to us. These water fowl were sitting on a branch of a tree that had fallen in the lake and the sky is reflected in the water, just as are the birds and the branches.... Equal and Opposite!
Think about how you might apply this concept in your own life to create more peace & tranquility. Stop trying to "force" your thoughts and beliefs on others. It's okay to differ in opinions and beliefs - really, it is! What is NOT okay is trying to make your opinions and beliefs right and everyone else's wrong!
Your beliefs are yours, based on your experiences in life and what feels right to you. Own it, explore it, be open to possibilities of how it may or may not change. Another way to bring more peace & tranquility into your life is to accept that not everyone will have the same belief or opinion as you, and that's okay, too. If they are not respectful of your opinions, maybe they are not worth having in your sphere of influence. For me personally, I have had to end some relationships - not because they think differently than me, but because they cannot respect my thoughts & opinions and are constantly trying to FORCE their's on me. There's that Law of Physics again - rather than choose to fight with them and convince them that my opinions are valid - I choose to distance them.
Whether you are talking personal relationships or politics - it's all the same - choose your "equal and opposite reaction" and make it peaceful! That's not always the easiest thing to do, for sure. I have learned and developed some really powerful tools that have helped me in this over the years. If you would like to know more about them, just click here to connect with me and send me a message. You can also get my "Tools for Peace & Tranquility" and get started on a peaceful path!