Judging by the title, you might be thinking about bending spoons with your mind, or revealing the card by reading minds. But that’s not what this post is about, but it’s more about the basic mechanism of how things work for us. It would be better if we take some examples. How about some involuntary actions like breathing, heartbeat, blinking, sneezing, etc.? Do we make them happen? No. They are not in our control and they happen with or without us being aware about them. How about voluntary actions like lifting hands, walking, sleeping, performing daily chores, etc. We make them happen, right? It is our manual input or efforts which lead to an action. So, we make things happen, yes! But we have studied all about these things back in school, that’s why we are now talking about something else; something that schools/colleges don’t teach us but comes out of experience.
Let’s talk about circumstances – do we make them happen? Yes? No? Not sure? Well, it is a troubling question, or let’s say that finding answer to this one requires some deep insight on how things work with us, for us or around us. Sometimes, we find ourselves stuck in some really bad circumstances but are we responsible for their occurrence in the first place? Circumstances are the effect, so according to law of Karma, there must be a cause. If we carefully backtrack our actions, we will find that somehow, we played an important part in attracting those circumstances towards us. But that doesn’t mean that only we are solely responsible for the chaos we incur upon ourselves. The conditions around us, for example, the nature of environment we live in, the kind of people we are surrounded by, the habits we inherit, these conditions affect our current state of mind and may lead to unpredictable circumstances. This is the cause, and so there is an effect. We dissolve the unpleasant circumstances in the ocean by finding out ways out of hope and we do it all the time. We make it happen!
Have you heard of Observer’s effect? It states that simply observing a situation or phenomenon, changes that phenomenon. The most popular example for this is the double-slit experiment where light behaves as a particle if observer is looking at it and behaves as a wave otherwise. There are scientific reasons to it which says that for measuring something, interaction is necessary which in turn changes the state of the phenomenon. In case of double-slit experiment, the photons interact with the beam and changes their state. Whatever be the reason, it is very certain and scientifically proven that the presence or absence of the observer affects the outcome of the experiment. We make it happen!
Think of the possibilities if we could make things happen in a more controlled and predictable way. We could do things which are not possible today. We could heal ourselves out of illness and pain, we could come out of circumstances in no time, we could travel across time and dimensions. Or are these things possible even today?
This leads us to another more important question – Destiny, loss of our loved ones, illness, failure, do we make them happen too? Well, that’s for another time. For now, we know that with hard work, dedication, perseverance, faith and love, we have achieved things which were impossible earlier. We made it happen, and so we always will!