“Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” ― The Kybalion
Seen a pendulum? Remember, how it swings back and forth. Always oscillating. Never stagnant. That’s the rhythm of life. Everything that exists in this Universe is always swaying. Dancing to the swinging of the pendulum. This aligns with the Law of Rhythm.
Law of Rhythm
The Law of Rhythm states that every element in the cosmos vibrates in alignment with a specific rhythm. Every upside is accompanied by a downside and every downside has an upside. Life is constantly unfolding like a rhythmic dance. In the constant swaying, everything is always growing or dying.
Law of Rhythm in nature and life
The pendulum manifests in everything; in nature and beyond.
For every sunrise, we see a sunset. For every day, we see a night. The moon is constantly pulsating, causing waves in the sea; waves that move up and down. The seasons keep changing in a circular motion. Our breath oscillates too; for every inhalation there is exhalation. For every life there is death. The economies also move in a circular motion. After every downfall we see a subsequent rise and vice-versa. Similarly, in life, the cycle of happiness and grief, hope and hopelessness, and success and failure, is never ending. The law also applies to our health, relationships, spirituality, money, thought, feeling, action, and every other aspect of our being.
Leveraging the Law to create the best life
The Law of Rhythm says that everything that goes up also comes down. A downfall in your career, relationship, health, wealth or anything else is therefore inescapable. Though, it would be nicer if life could always go upswing, that isn’t what the law says. So, the first thing you must stop doing is to fight the situation. Downfall is unpleasant but fighting it can make it feel worse. Being able to flow with life when the pendulum reverses is the true test of faith in God’s universe.
The best way to use the Law of Rhythm to create your best life is to flow with it. Here are some of the most effective ways that work for me-
- Live with the law in harmony. Move with the tides as they flow up and down. Stop trying to change the circumstances and navigate through them with your best tools. Accept your emotions and thoughts in good times and bad. They flow with the rhythm of time and will come and go in their own time. Look at nature; we never question the cycle of day and night or why our hearts beat in a rhythm. Nature has its own reasons. Trust the rhythm.
- When things are moving in your favour, take advantage of it and use the momentum to forge ahead. When situations seem adverse, pause, reflect and find alternate ways to get it better next time. Every downswing is an opportunity to learn and polish your persona and skills.
- Not attaching too much significance to the outcome is another great way to leverage the law. Don’t get too excited when you are successful or overcome a grave challenge. Neither let the negative results penetrate your soul. Just focus on your actions, not the outcome.
Life flows with nature. It will take you through many ups and downs. What you make of it and how you flow with it will decide your sufferings and gains. Be wise. Embrace the natural rhythms, and enjoy a joyous and effortless journey towards your goal.