THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT: Everything Matters
Every living being has an impact on the lives of those around them. No one can exist in total isolation. Many ancient cultures have viewed the World as a single organism, and that the microcosm is a reflection of the macrocosm. Just as within us there are billions of cells, which with their existence collectively make up our existence, billions of living beings make up the Being of the World.
What we do impacts others; whether or not we are aware of this fact. The Butterfly Effect in Chaos Theory talks about how even a small butterfly flapping its wings can have an impact on the path of enormous hurricanes. In the same way, a simple homemaker has the potential to positively transform her family and consequently all of society around her. A tiny homeopathic pill has the power to heal an 80 kg body. In the same way, every individual has an influence on this society, on this planet. From the micro-level to the macro-level, every element, person and object in this world matters.
Valedictory Address -7th International Women's Conference
With great pleasure we today announce our next conference which is entitled ‘Life a Mystical Journey’. This will be our Seventh International Conference and will be held from February 5th -7th 2016.
- Bhanumathi Narasimhan - Chairperson IWC
I have always liked butterflies. We all like butterflies right? But usually they are associated with being colorful and frivolous. But in fact, butterflies are so light that they can fly high. They only go to the sweetness in life. They do not go to the garbage. Like these butterflies, we have to learn to reach out to positivity in life.
Only in a positive atmosphere we can make positive changes. Any social transformation can happen only with a sense of calmness and contentment. We have to be calm and collected and at the same time have a passion to work. This will allow us to conserve our energies and spend it for a good cause. Otherwise we will get worked up with problems, which of course will always be there.
Life is full of dualities. Positive and negative coexist. But we have to reach out to the positive. As Sri Sri always says, be a gunagrahi. That is the spiritual value, the spiritual depth that we have to nourish. Each one of us has this quality but knowing how to nourish this is very important. This can be achieved through such companionship, belongingness and of course through spiritual practices, meditation and attending to ones inner self.