In quantum physics,”the butterfly effect”describes life as infinitely moving in a creative flow beyond our comprehension and prediction…somehow we feel separate from this extraordinary flow and its seems to contradict our most precious beliefs about our separate self…primarily it questions our belief in being able to control and set goals of our own choice…as a species we may need to make dramatic changes in these contradictions in order to survive.

The ancient Taoist gives us a hint on life’s flow as being similar to water and suggest the sage should follow its course:

“One of the most used symbols of Taoism is that of water. Water is in many ways a Taoist ideal. Water stays low (seeks the lowest level) and humble, as the Tao does. Water nurtures all life, as the Tao does, yet does not seek to control. When water comes to an obstacle it doesn’t fight or worry or even think about it. It just moves around it. Yet because it is patient, and always act in accordance with its own inner nature, there is nothing water can not overcome. ”


Our physical body largely follows the rhythm of this flow but that can’t be said of our psychological assumptions…we are often aware of our blocks and frustrations in trying to achieve our goals and expectations…particularly disturbing is our feeling of alienation and boredom …some therapy and healing seems to be needed.

Perhaps the most serious problem is our obsession with the past and future while rarely living in the present…but as “the butterfly effect” clearly shows our perception of history and future is largely an illusion and irrelevant to the infinite interaction of life’s events…it is true that our concern with the past and future is also habitual,but in realizing its falsehood we could be in a better position to finally letting it go.

To enter fully into the flow of life,it seems necessary to make our life as simple as possible both in being free of the clutter of our outer and inner world…and it is also appears important to realize the flow of life acts the same inwardly as it does outwardly making our efforts to control ourselves extremely difficult and often futile.

Related Pages:
Flow of Passion
Beauty of Dancing
Right Brain Walking

3 Responses

  1. Hi Sid! Did you receive my reply? I got your comment in my email not realizing that it was posted here.
    Let me know if you start an East meets West blog.

  2. Thanks for your fascinating comment…I have viewed the above video,your site on U Tube and your website…I am impressed with your devotion and depth of understanding of Sufism.

    The time is soon for Western science to discover the truths of Eastern philosophy in a meeting of East and West resulting in a marriage between them.


  3. Very well said! I have been following the path of Sufism for many years and what you talk about is the same.

    Are you familiar with Rumi poetry? Rumi was a master at delving into the depths of human nature and our relationship with the whole…the holy. The illusion of our separate-ness is the most painful aspect that we face as humans. I find that overcoming this illusion is a full time job.

    I loved the incredible video you included with this posting and thought you might like my Rumi videos created from his poems with images and music added.

    I may have already sent you a link to them, but here it is.

    or an embed might work. Here goes.

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