Cause and Effect: Understanding the Seeds We Sow

Posted On May 17, 2019


by Nancy Wunderlich

Cause and Effect: Understanding the Seeds We Sow

by | May 17, 2019 | Universal Principals & Laws

Have you ever come across the phrases, ‘What goes around, comes around’ or ‘Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap’? These age-old sayings encapsulate a profound truth known as the Law of Cause and Effect. This universal principle asserts that nothing in the Universe occurs by random chance; every effect has a corresponding cause that precedes it.

Unveiling the Law of Cause and Effect

The Law of Cause and Effect is a fundamental aspect of how the cosmos operates. It reminds us that for every event or outcome (the effect), there is always a precursor, a cause, responsible for setting it into motion. When we delve into the depths of this principle, we begin to perceive the intricate web connecting our thoughts, words, and actions with the events that unfold in our lives.

The Power of Conscious Awareness

Understanding and applying the Law of Cause and Effect infuses our lives with conscious awareness. We become keenly attuned to the consequences of our thoughts, words, and actions. You might wonder why this awareness is crucial. The answer lies in our pursuit of lasting happiness and a life free from perpetual negativity.

Breaking Free from the Victim Mentality

It’s only natural to feel victimized when someone treats us poorly. However, it is essential for our well-being not to allow their actions to taint our state of mind for an extended period. Why? Because dwelling in negativity merely perpetuates a cycle of similar treatment from others. By rising above negativity, we can draw harmonious and uplifting relationships into our lives.

The Wisdom of Chinese Proverbs

In our exploration of the Law of Cause and Effect, we encounter the wisdom of a Chinese proverb: ‘He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself.’ This ancient adage encapsulates the essence of the law beautifully. Seeking vengeance, which is an act born of negativity, ultimately leads to self-destruction, along with the intended target.

The Power of Thoughtful Action

So, what is the takeaway from all of this? It’s quite simple: Think before you speak or act. When we send out negativity into the world, it inevitably returns to us in some form. Conversely, when we cultivate a positive mindset and act with kindness and compassion, these qualities find their way back to us.


The Law of Cause and Effect serves as a profound reminder that our lives are interconnected with the events and circumstances we encounter. By nurturing conscious awareness of our thoughts, words, and actions, we can steer our existence toward a more positive and harmonious path. Instead of succumbing to negativity or seeking vengeance, we can choose the higher road, aligning ourselves with the wisdom of ancient proverbs and reaping the rewards of a life well-lived.

Written by: Nancy Wunderlich

Nancy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She was instinctively drawn to advanced studies in Transpersonal Psychology, the power of intentional thought, shamanism, experiential process work, and the psychology of emotional intelligence.

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