Ever heard someone say, “Garbage in, garbage out”? This phrase was coined by a computer technician to describe what happens when a computer is given a nonsensical code to process—it puts out nonsensical answers. Sir Isaac Newton described this same principle in his Third Law of Motion: “To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
This law governs how the negative situations of our lives are generated: “Learned Distress in, Learned Distress out.”
Let’s look at each part of this law. First, that absorbing time in early life is the “action.” Learned Distress was headed IN. Then, that feeling heads OUT as our brains use the Learned Distress to generate moments that feel the same way or EQUAL, to the feeling we stored early on. That’s the equal and opposite reaction.
For example, let’s say that you absorbed the feeling that there’s never enough for you. Your brain keeps generating situations in which you feel that there is never enough, whether it’s enough time, money, food, or perhaps attention from other people. This is just the automatic work of energy, generating situations without your conscious input or control.
Computers only generate answers from the code they are given. Likewise, the sensory brain only generates moments from what is stored in the sense of self.
Next, we’ll look at the third law that governs how your energy is renewed and restored.