Back in high school although I was not a science student because I had a profound disdain for mathematics, physics and the almighty further mathematics nevertheless I know some fundamental facts about physics as is it taught today. The two most fundamental facts about physics that I am sure most people know of are; that nothing moves faster than the speed of light as propounded by Albert Einstein. The second is that atom are the smallest thing in the material world and they cannot be broken down any further and that they are static as also propounded by Isaac Newton.
However the discoveries of the late 2oth centuries have proven these two fundamental principles of physics as false, the second one majorly. Isaac Newton’s view on atoms was that the particles were so hard that they would never wear or break. What God made, ‘No ordinary Power’ could divide. If they wore away or broke, ‘the Nature of Things … would be changed, hence Isaac Newton consider aims to be the most fundamental building block of matter (that is all that we can see, touch and sense with the totality of our senses) and not only where they solid but they were likewise static.
However the works of quantum physics has beyond doubt refuted the views of Sir. Isaac Newton in regards the nature of atoms and was this that gave birth to what is now known as Quantum Physics. While quantum physics can be very difficult for most people to wrap their heads around, a quick summary of the fundamentals of quantum physics would suffice.
Quantum Physics is the study of how, what and why everything that makes up the universe as well as everything in it, both the seen as well as the unseen, is derived. It is a detailed study of what is known as Quantum Mechanics which determines how EVERYTHING in the cosmos has come into existence, beginning at the atomic and sub-atomic levels. More simply put, it is an in depth study of the building blocks of the Universe. Basically what Quantum Physics consists of is analyzing things that are experienced in life in various forms and tracing them back to where they originated and were derived from which as you will soon discover is energy.
As most everyone discovered in elementary school, everything that you can see in the physical world is made up of molecules and molecules can be broken to atoms. It was believed by Isaac Newton that atoms were the essential building block of physical reality and that they cannot be broken down any further. Quantum Physics goes a few steps beyond molecules and atoms and has taken these tiny little wonders and broken them down even further and developed the ability to study the various things that make them up which are known as sub-atomic particles. Sub-atomic particles are what we get when we break down atoms. When we break down molecules we get atoms, from atoms we get sub-atomic particles which consist of protons, electrons, neutrons, quarks et al. thus we see that the first most fundamental principle of Newtonian physics has been refuted way beyond measure (and yet it is still been taught in schools around the world).
The second fundamental principle of physics is that of the speed of light, the speed of light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles a second or 700 million miles an hour thus Einstein in his theory of relativity said that nothing moves faster than the speed of light. In fact according to Einstein nothing can move faster than the speed of light because if that were to happen it would distort the space-time continuum.
Once again quantum physics has a very different theory about the speed of light, while it is true that light travels at the speed of 186,000 miles per second however it is not the fastest thing in the universe. The quantum entanglement experiment has carried out by quantum physics even while Einstein was alive probed that faster than light, subatomic particles are able to travel to any point in the universe instantly. The quantum entanglement experiment showed that when 2 sub-atomic particles are entangled, once they become separated regardless of WHERE in space (that is distance) or WHEN in time (be it past, present or future) once one particle spins in one direction the other entangled particle regardless of where and when it is in the space- time continuum would instantly begin to spin counter-clockwise. Einstein called this spooky action at a distance. Thus here again we see that although the measurement of the speed of light is true however entangled sub-atomic particles move faster than light, in fact they don’t even have to travel because there is an instantaneous communication between both particles which defies not only the speed of light but also space-time continuum.
It was essential that I laid this foundation before preceding ahead because most people are ignorant of the fact that physics has and continues to set the pace for the development in other sections of society and of our lives. And if we take what cutting edge physics in the form of quantum physics has to say we then begin to see a correlation between what’s happening inside of us and that which we get as external circumstances and events.
While I cannot go into depth the essence is this, that whether we choose to look at life from a purely scientific view, that is from the standpoint of quantum physics or we choose to look upon life from the perspective of metaphysics, the result we get is the same thing which is that there is a corresponding link between our predominant thoughts, beliefs and life metaphors and what we get as external circumstances and event. While there is a passage of time between what we think and what we get, the simple truth is that we are the creators of our own reality and we do so through the one and only medium which is our thoughts. Thought are a limitless creative power, and you yourself are behind your thoughts, controlling and directing it here then is the great reason for practicing control over thoughts. It is the one and only instrument we have to work with and it is an instrument that works with the greatest certainty either limitation for greatness, the choice is up to each and every one of us.
Samuel Onatuga-Isichei is a Transformational Speaker, Consultant and Trainer. He studied Politics and International Relations at the University of London.He is presently the Executive Director of Mahomet Center,a personal development outfit.He has written books like The Alchemy of Success and Living in a Temptalised society. Follow him on twitter@MahometCenter to find out more.