Quantum Physics and Success
You’ve heard the phrase “reality is perception.” In recent years, this phrase has been used so much in the media and by various self-help gurus, all preaching to you about how following their ten step program will enable you to change your life through your thinking. Thus, you may be predisposed to clicking off this page and going to read something else. Before you do, though, I’d like to walk you through a very surface level understanding of quantum physics and then explain why reality is truly what you perceive it to be.
First, let’s define quantum physics. “Quantum physics is the study of how matter and energy behaves on a subatomic level. It turns out that matter at this level behaves very differently from how matter behaves on a larger scale.” For example, subatomic matter may be in wave form or particle form and which form it takes depends on the observer and his preconceptions at the time of viewing it.
Albert Einstein, through his theory of relativity, provided the first insight into the subatomic world. He discovered that atoms could be further broken down into even smaller bits of matter: protons, neutrons, electrons, etc. The infinitesimal matter exists as energy particles that, taken together, give the illusion of solidity, thereby making the chair you’re sitting in solid; in fact, they make YOU appear to be solid as well. According to Einstein, everything in the entire universe is constructed of these minute particles of energy. These particles are attracted to each other via vibrational energy. Particles with like vibrational frequencies gravitate toward each other to give off this illusion of solidity.
Thomas Young Another scientist of the day, disagreed with Einstein’s proposition that matter at the subatomic level exists as energy particles. He theorized instead that subatomic matter exists as waves of energy. To be clear, Young and Einstein agreed that subatomic matter exists as energy; their disagreement rests with the form of this energy: particles or waves.
Resolving this disagreement fell on the shoulders of another noted physicist,
Niels Bohr. Bohr studied this dilemma and through his own experiments, came up with his own theory: subatomic energy could exist as both particles and waves, depending on the observer. This was a major discovery in that it proved that matter could be affected by the thoughts and perceptions of the observer.
Niels Bohr and other scientists got together in Copenhagen , Denmark and came up with
The Copenhagen Interpretation. This interpretation states that subatomic matter exists as particles or waves, but cannot exist as both at the same time. The time here means at the time it is observed. This is because all other probabilities collapse at the point of observation. Which form the subatomic energy took depends on the perceptions of the observer and all other possibilities collapse at the point of observation. The energy then assumes the form of whatever the observer’s perceptions call for.
Erwin Schroedinger, another physicist, demonstrated aptly how all probabilities collapse at the point of observation. He devised a thought experiment known as “Schroedinger’s Cat.” Imagine that you have a box and inside this box you have placed a Geiger counter, a radioactive isotope, a bottle of cyanide and a cat. The isotope has a fifty-fifty chance of decaying or not. The Geiger counter is set to go off only long enough to detect whether or not the isotope has decayed. If it has decayed, the Geiger counter falls over and knocks over the bottle of cyanide, killing the cat. If the isotope does not decay, the Geiger counter does not go off and the cat lives. You can only find out whether the cat is alive or dead by opening the box. Until you do so, you can only say that the cat can be both alive and dead, but you can’t say with any degree of certainty that it is either definitely alive or definitely dead.
Yet another physicist,
Max Planck, developed what became known as the quantum entanglement. Through his research, he discovered that subatomic matter, once divided, has the ability to communicate with each other. This communication is instantaneous and can happen whether the two parts are located in the same room or thousands of miles apart from each other. This means that on the subatomic level, matter communicates with other matter instantly, without regard to the constraints of time and space. In other words, everything in the universe is irreversibly intertwined and interconnected.
The United States Army and a scientist named
Cleve Baxter ran some experiments in which they took a piece of DNA from a man and then caused the man to experience different moods through the use of television and other means. As the man’s emotional state changed, so did his DNA, instantaneously, even though the man was in one room and the DNA was in another. This same experiment was conducted with hundreds of miles separating the piece of DNA from the man. The result of the experiment was the same: the DNA changed the instant the man’s emotional state changed.
Okay, so let’s summarize what we have learned from quantum physics in point form for easy reference:
Everything in the universe is composed of energy.
All energy exists in a giant pool of vibrational harmonics. Energy with similar vibrational harmonics will be attracted to each other.
Energy exists as waves or particles depending on the perceptions of the observer.
Energy communicates with other energy instantaneously, without regard to space and time.
Everything in the universe is irrevocably interconnected.
So what does all of this have to do with success? In fact, it has everything to do with it. Quantum physics proves that reality is fluid and depends on what you perceive. The corollary to this is of course that you can manipulate your reality to be whatever you imagine it to be. You affect your world directly through thought energy that propagates out instantaneously from you to everything around you.
We know that energies with like vibrational harmonics attract each other. If you think of successful thoughts as being harmonized with successful action, you can see that success attracts itself. Thus, success breeds itself. If you perceive yourself as successful, then you will be successful. It is one of the laws of quantum physics, as immutable as the law of gravity is to Newtonian physics.
Of course, it should go without saying that you must believe in yourself, you must truly believe that you are a success for that thought to translate out into reality and change your world. This may not be the easiest thing, especially if you’ve been plagued with feelings of self-doubt. Think of it this way: what has negative thinking done for you? Has it garnered you anything but frustration and failure? Surely you can see that your negative thoughts have had an effect on your reality.
Quantum physics has opened the door to some of the most astounding discoveries in human existence, but in many ways, it has only affirmed what many of the mystics and sages throughout history have been