"The ripple effect stemming from a single act of love might be infinite in reach.”
If you throw a stone into calm water, it will produce a series of ripples that travel infinitely outward in all directions. Similarly, the actions that you take in daily life can have far reaching consequences that you might never be fully aware of. A simple act of kindness can produce a positive ripple effect that echoes throughout time. On the other hand, an act of hatred can send negative ripples out into the world which can have a far greater impact than you realize. Knowing this, it is your responsibility to create more positive ripples in this world than negative ones.
How can you accomplish this? Start with being kind to yourself. After all, your actions are a direct reflection of your emotional state. If you are feeling negative inside, then you are much more likely to behave negatively in the world. By practicing self-love, you establish an inner harmony that radiates from your being. The other way to create more positive ripples in this world is by being kind to others. A smile, a compliment or a helping hand can mean the world to someone in need of a pick me up. The idea is that your kindness will inspire others to also act kindly- which will then inspire even more kindness. So, make as many ripples as you can while you are here, knowing that each little ripple of positivity that you create has the potential to become a tsunami.
Nick Hughes is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and co-owner of Well Being. Influenced by the ideas of Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra, Nick presents his unique take on human existence with the goal of helping others live a happier life.