In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments—there are consequences. —Robert G. Ingersoll—
In life, as in nature, we experience the consequences of our actions. Some consequences benefit us in very positive ways. Others teach harsh lessons. But no action avoids having some effect on the lives of other people, too. It is fortunate that each of us has personal power over our actions.
Individually and collectively we are in control, every moment, of the actions that culminate in good or bad consequences for all humanity.It is easy to overlook the ramifications of our haughty attitude toward a co-worker, or our temper tantrum because we thought a loved one let us down. We easily justify our treatment of others, and seldom take responsibility for the consequences we triggered. And yet our emotional maturity and our personal happiness are directly related to our commitment to behave in a responsible manner. We not only adversely affect others by our negative behavior, we hamper our personal progress, too. My actions are far-reaching, as are their consequences. I will take care to make them positive today.