Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Butterfly Effect

Seeds IX, 16

Seed: The Butterfly Effect

Meteorologist Edward Lorenz discovered the butterfly effect in 1960. He was in a hurry one day whilst doing some weather pattern calculations and instead of rounding his long numbers to the nearest millionth, he used a short-cut and rounded them to the nearest thousandth. He knew, at the time, that this would change his results. What shocked him was how much they changed.

This discovery led Lorenz to ponder: Does the flap of a butterfly's wing in Brazil cause a tornado in Texas? Thus, 'The Butterfly Effect' theory. We see this in our own lives in myriad ways.

I remember being newly in love once upon a time. You know the feeling I mean. The one where everything is new and everything is beautiful and all’s right with the world no matter what it is. I was standing on the subway platform at 72nd and Broadway waiting for a train, and my beloved was suddenly at my side.

Think of it: what was the confluence of calculations and events that contrived to put us both on the platform at the same time, going the same way? The Butterfly Effect. So the next time you wonder if your choices matter, think of that butterfly’s wing in Brazil making a huge wind in Texas.

Your choices matter, I promise.

Be serene,

Dr. Susan Corso

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