Counting The Cost

Isaac Newton was a mathematician, an alchemist, an astronomer, a theologian, a physicist and a philosopher that has a great deal of influence on our ability as Human Beings to grow and develop and one of his greatest scientific works was the development of the Laws of Motion.  There are only three but they are undisputed.

1.       An object that is at rest will stay at rest until an unbalanced force acts upon it.

In the simplest of terms this means if you don’t do anythingnothing will happen.  Also – if you do something – something will happen and it won’t stop until you do something else to stop it. 

2.       The change of momentum of a body is proportional to the impulse of the unbalanced force.

Again using the simplest of explanations, this law states that if you put some effort into doing something, you will get an equal or greater return of or for your effort. 

3.       To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.

And this is the particular Third Law of Motion that caused me to consider the concept of Counting the Cost of my actions.  By doing something, you set into motion the understanding that something is going to happen, and by considering the consequences – be they good or bad – before we take that action – whether we accept it consciously or sub-consciously – we have accepted the responsibility of the results of the action.

I am pretty sure that Isaac Newton was hoping that someone like me would never use his Laws of Motion in their Blog, but I can’t help but draw parallels between the importance of really considering the outcome of an action before taking that step into the unknown by simply knowing that by taking this action, these results will be manifested.  We don’t really have the ability to see into the future and determine exactly what reaction we are going to get by our action, only that we can be certain that there WILL BE a reaction. 

Examples to follow…

Out Of The Life grew from my desire to do something to help women in pain find a way out of the pain caused by the life they were leading.  It took an enormous amount of action to get in front of women who needed to talk about their issues, but the reaction I received for my action was far more positive that I had ever imagined it would be.  Contrary to what most of the people who know me might think, I have grown as much as the women I have talked to and their action of reaction has propelled me to more action.  You see where this is going?  Newtons 1st law of motion is true in the most basic and humanistic sense.  If one reaches out to help others, that is an action and the reaction of the action creates more action.

That a lot more analytical thinking than I care to do on most days. 

Everything we do in our lives inspires a force greater than ourselves to respond to that action.  We have a responsibility as Human Beings to consider the impact of our decisions on the next level.  It seems there are three questions we have to answer before we take any action.

Will this action have a positive or a negative impact on me?

Will this action have a positive or a negative impact on my family?

Will this action have a positive or negative impact on my community?

If the answer to each of the questions is positive, than the action will be blessed and moving forward to the next decision is the right thing to do.  If the answer to any of the questions is negative, ALL actions and reactions from that decision will not be blessed.

Liars, Cheaters and Thieves will NOT be blessed.  Truth tellers and people of character acting with integrity will be blessed.  Anything that comes from negative action will be received with more negative reaction. 

It is important to recognize that the single action – even if it is taken in the right spirit with the right intentions – is not the last time we have to stop and consider Newton’s Law of Motion.  Each decision must be considered carefully before moving forward.  Counting the Cost of our decisions will impact our own lives, the lives of our family and the people in our community.  Deception and partaking in fruit from the poisoned tree of deception are all examples of how the formula of these laws of motion are conceptualized and put into practice.

I know from experience that making decisions – even the smallest one – without Counting the Cost can be devastating on my life, the lives of my family and even the lives of my community.  It’s very sobering to know that even though I am such a small part of the Universe, but the impact of my decisions could affect the whole world.


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