The law of Relativity The Law That Help Us Know What Is What

This my last post of this series on the Laws of the Universe. If it’s your first time here you can read each one of the posts of this series listed at the end of this article in order to have a better idea of what those Universal Laws are and how to use them to improve your life.

Today I wanted to talk about the Law of Relativity. The Law of Relativity is with us ALL the TIME as well as the other universal laws, and if it wasn’t for the Law of Relativity we wouldn’t even be able to compare anything to anything else. We wouldn’t know what’s good or bad, positive or negative, real or fake, or true or false. Indeed, we would be in the dark without the Law of Relativity, wouldn’t we? As a matter of fact, nothing would make much sense.

What is the Law of Relativity

As we all know, about a hundred years ago Albert Einstein first discovered the Law of Relativity; however, you don’t have to be Einstein to understand this law. The Law of Relativity is one of the simplest laws.

Without relativity you wouldn’t be able to tell apart hot or cold for example. Without knowing what hot feels how would you know what cold feels? Relatively, cold is the absence of heat. Nights are colder or cooler than days, no matter what the season, because our planet’s heat source, the sun, is absent.

We wouldn’t be able to know if something is easy to do if there wasn’t something else to compare it with that is hard or harder to do. For example, the only reason I am able to say for sure that French grammar is harder or more difficult than the English grammar is because I know them both, so I can compare. For someone who speaks only French or only English the comparison would be impossible to do, wouldn’t it? As a matter of fact, if you speak only English, try to compare English grammar to French grammar and see what you come up with? Right! We can’t relate to something we don’t know about.

Everything is Relative to Something Else

Do you remember when your mother (if you’re a woman) or your father (if you’re a man) was the age that you are now? How did you see them? Young? Old? I remember when my mother was the age that I am now (I know that’s scary). When my mother was the age that I am now I thought she was “old”, because it was relative to me. It was relative to a 14 year old. When you’re 14, even a 25 year old is old to you. Isn’t it? But now that “I” am at the age that my mother was back then, I feel young!

When you’re a child, one year is like 5 years. I know that it seemed to be an eternity to me to grow from age 4 to age 18. However, that’s only 14 years. When I look back 14 years ago it seems to me that it was yesterday. This is because as a child, everything is LARGER – BIGGER – LONGER.

As an adult, when I first took a look at the play yard of my first school one day, it seemed to be the size a match box, but back then it was huge. There was enough room for 20-25 kids to run around without even being crowded and it seems that we were yards and yards apart. This is the law of relativity in action. As children things relate to us differently than when we are adults. Our body is smaller, or brain is smaller and our whole persona is smaller, so everything that we relate to is just BIG!

As we grow older (bigger) everything we relate to become smaller. As we grow older we want less and less to get older, therefore, a year seems to shrink by a decade. All this happens because of the Law of Relativity.

What does he Law of Relativity has to do with your Success?

Have you ever thought about people who have so much to be thankful for, but yet are miserable and fall into some type of addictions to cope with their miserable feelings? Have you ever wonder why people who have lots of money, live in beautiful surroundings, benefits from a pretty good health and even have a family who love them, still find ways to be miserable and need drugs to be able to “feel better”?

Well, mental diseases aside, this happens because they are not grateful for what they have. The main relative reason for this is that they are unable to use the Law of Relativity in order to appreciate what they have. If you have never, ever, been poor in your life, you actually have no idea what it feels, and you may in fact become totally blind to your blessings and even see them as a curse in some cases.

You have nothing to be able to compare your wealth to, and unless you come out of your rich bubble, you may never will, and fall into depression and addiction.

This is why using the Law of Relativity can bring balance in your life.

Let’s put those wealthy, successful people in a desert for a week with no food or water, and they’ll be ready to wake up and appreciate what they have.  As Albert Einstein said: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity”. Maybe they need to have that hand on a stove for a minute and they’ll feel so much better when it’s over. Then, and for some, only then, will start appreciate what they have.

In other words, if you’ve been sitting around shinny things all your life, you have no idea how it is to be in rags. When that’s the case, our imperfection can make us start looking for little things that we don’t like, feeling depress, useless and lonely. If no waking call comes soon enough the damages can make you go downhill pretty fast without you even noticing.

That’s how you can put the Law of Relativity to use and see what you have, what blessings you enjoy in relation to what it could be.  Start appreciate what you have and be thankful for it.  Such feelings will attract more of what you want.

By using the Law of Relativity to realized how fortunate you are, you are putting yourself in the right mood, right frame of mind, and right vibration to attract better things in your life.

Please, leave your comments and feedbacks below!


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21 thoughts on “The law of Relativity The Law That Help Us Know What Is What”

  1. That was very well explained Sylviane, and I loved the video as well 🙂

    Yes indeed, it’s so true that as we grow older all that we relate to becomes smaller, and we want less and less to get older, while the scenario is different when we are younger. And this is due to the Law of Relativity as you so well explained.

    I loved Einstein’s quote “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity”. I guess when we are able to compare one with another we know it’s relativity.

    I think all of us need to be be thankful for all the blessings we enjoy in relation to what it could have been, and learn to appreciate what we have, because these positive feelings will attract more of what we want in our lives.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    1. Hi Harleena,

      I get it that you totally got the point here. The law of relativity is a very interesting one indeed, and I think that every time we want to complain about something, anything, we should think relatively and realize that we are not in such a bad shape after all.

      Thanks you for your visit and input, harleena 🙂

  2. Hi Sylviane,

    You are right and I love the way you explain the Law of Relativity. If you haven’t been there you have know idea what you should be grateful for.

    I feel very fortune to appreciate what i do have in this life. I had a time where all I had was a quarter in my pocket and I learned very quickly to appreciate.

    I have to chuckle when I hear people complain that they have to pay a bill. As for me I am just grateful that I have the money to pay the bill. It makes me see how very blessed I am.

    Thanks again and have a grate day.

    1. Hi Debbie,

      I enjoyed your post about children today and I was agreeably surprised to see you here. I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      It takes wisdome to realize that the bad part is not to have to pay bill, but not to be able to. We should always be thankful to be able to pay the bills.

      Thank you for coming by and for your input, Debbie 🙂

  3. You know how I love your laws, Sylvaine! This one made me laugh because I know exactly what you mean about relative age. I remember going to my cousin’s birthday party once and she was 30 and I was 15 and I was teasing her about being half her age, and I remember thinking that 30 was soooooo old and I never wanted to get that old. Now well past 30 I look back and think that’s so young, I wish I was that young again!! hahaha

    I think you and I are on the same page about a lot of these things. I always tell you how I’m that annoying person in the room who asks questions like “why?” and “so what?” Well, I’m also the person, when someone says something like “This is so hard!” I also say things like, “Compared to what?”

    Our perspective on things really matters. There is always a reason to be grateful if we just look at things the right way!

    Thanks for another super post, I have enjoyed reading about all of these laws!
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    1. Hi Carol,

      Yes, I love those laws of the Universe too.

      I think we’ve all been through this about age when we were kids. Me too, I remember when I turned 30 and thought I was really getting up there, but now I’d pay lots of money to get back there 🙂 I think that the only way we can mentally keep up with our age is that once we get there, we realize that’s not that old after all.

      To say compare to what? Is a great question to ask. The more we ask it the better off we will realize were are, and that’s not such a bad place after all.

      Thanks for coming, Carol 🙂

  4. Hey Sylviane,

    Well, I’m kind of sad that this is the last post in this series. I’ve thorough enjoyed your explanation of them all including this one.

    I definitely can relate to what you’re saying although I’ve never been poor or rich. I guess we know where I get all my gratefulness though right!

    I love the way you explained this as well as what you shared in the video. I think to most of us, me included, we never really think about one thing being different from the other. Like hot and cold or true or false. They just are.

    If everyone woke up tomorrow and just thanked God for what they do have they would all appreciate life that much more. I sure know I do and will until I take my last breath.

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    1. Hi Adrienne,

      That’s great that you remember to thank God everyday. I do too, but too many people forget about that.

      The reason why we forget about the law of relativity and just think about such things just as they are, as you said it’s because that’s how we grow up, we where not taught to think about those things. Think about air! We breath air from the time we were born to the time we die, but we don’t think about it. It’s like that with just about everything in life. That’s why it’s always nice to be reminded. So we can be more thankful.

      Well, yes, the series is over but it’s my prayer that other great post will still come every Wednesday on this blog 🙂

      Thanks for your visit, Adrienne!

  5. Hi Sylviane

    You have once again done a great job of explaining this law and I love your examples. I laughed when you gave the example about you and your mother. I thought my mother was old way before she was my age now 🙂

    Just reading the comments such a good point Debbie raised on being grateful we have the money to pay a bill. That is such good advice.

    Given there is much of the world where people do not have clean water and enough food we are very blessed.

    Great advice Sylviane and like Adrienne I am too a little sad this series has come to an end. I am sure you have something else wonderful in store for us next though.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Yes, it’s so important that we realize every single day our blessed we are. If people spent less time complaining and more time being grateful they would actually attract more good things to them. The more they complain, the less they show gratefulness, the less they will actually attract what they want so bad.

      Thanks for your comment, Sue, and I am glad you enjoyed this series. yes I will have more good stuff for you guys coming up 🙂

  6. Hi Sylviane,

    I just love the way you tied in the law of relativity with the law of attraction. In your video you give the great example of how much money we make here in the U.S. to people in Africa making so much less. If one feels “poor” and feels that they don’t have enough, that is when we need to turn toward the global community and realize how fortunate one is.
    I myself have that mindset and am grateful that I do. I never felt poor, even though I was at one time. But in that time of my life, I used to buy myself one flower a week. I couldn’t afford a bouquet. But that one little rose made me feel rich. Ahhh…relativity!
    It is an important message of relativity here that you give because so many people get caught up in “the grass is always greener on the other side,” thinking that their neighbor has more than them. When, actually, they don’t know at all.
    I have a client that struggles with this and falls into deep depression. Over time, she has learned that she cannot look on the outside of things. Her neighbor may look like she has more, and is happily married. But…is she really?

    It is so important that we keep the mindset that everything is relative. When feeling down, we must recognize that we have so much. And we must be grateful for all that we have. That is the beginning of the Law of Attraction. We must first assess our blessings, and then grow from that space.

    What an inspiring message! I thank you.
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    1. Hi Donna,

      What a perfect example you are giving here. If you can’t buy a whole bouquet, buy one flower. The importance here is to make yourself feel rich, because, as we know, the feeling will bring about the physical part of things.

      Gosh it always makes me want to scream when people are looking at their neighbors or someone they hardly know feeling jealous, when they actually have no idea of what the life of that person really is. That’s ridiculous. Many times, they’d be surprised.

      Thanks for bringing up these interesting points.

  7. Hi Sylviane

    Being grateful is so important. I have to remind myself that each day. There was a time when I had a lot more, but there was a time also that I would not want to return to. We lived in a one room apartment with a small child, a shared bathroom and no car. Lived that way for a year and knew we didn’t belong there. Got out and things have been up and down. But today mistakes were made and money is extremely tight. Have a house that we can make payments on, own 2 older vehicles that we bought for new when finances were good. Too many bills, but have money to keep a roof over our head. Also have some money for emergency. Things are not great, but I am still grateful for what I have.

    Having worked with people that couldn’t afford to take a sick day off without pay or they wouldn’t be able to pay the rent on an apartment. Needed every dollar to buy food for their kids. Couldn’t afford to fix their vehicle if it broke down and couldn’t pay for license renewal on their old car. Yes, it makes me feel much richer than what I am.

    Having rubbed elbows with these people and realize no matter how hard they try they will likely never crawl out of the situation. It will probably always be hand to mouth living. Just living from paycheck to paycheck and praying that nothing out of the ordinary transpires, like loosing a job. But many of them did and so they are even worse off. Sad, so I can do nothing but feel grateful for what I do have.

    Nice way you put the subject. Have a great day.
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    1. Hi Mary,

      I so hear you with here. I’ve also rubbed shoulders with people in such dire situations and I’ve been in not so good financial situation myself just a few years ago. Like donna explains, what saved me, though, is that whatever my situation was I absolutely refused to “feel” poor and never liked “poor people talk” so to speak, because all it did is depress me and like you said, I knew that this wasn’t me. I truly believe that being poor or rich is an inside job, and as low as I have been at some point in my life I’ve NEVER felt poor.

      I am so glad that your situation got better, Mary, and with the right frame of mind it can only get better and better.

  8. Hey Sylviane, good to “see” you…love the video 🙂

    Very well explained re: law of relativity. We have to be careful to not get so far into ‘being relative’ that we start to negatively compare ourselves with others. You know how some people do: it’s another sickness – the cycle of comparison. But that’s another story and another post! 🙂

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    1. Hi Kesha,

      Yes, of course, if we can compare ourselves to people being less well off than we are, we can to it the other way around. But like you said that’s another post, we should always look at the bright side of things, because if not, what’s the point of even living?

      Thanks for your feedbacks 🙂

  9. These laws not only help us know what is what, they are our leading lines in the labyrinth of so many rules, but these universal rules can lead us always in the right direction, that’s why they are so important!
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    1. Hi Vali,

      Yes, that’s right. Knowing and using the laws of the Universe can only help us in the right directions.

      Thanks for coming.

  10. Hi Sylviane,

    Excellent! I love the way you break this whole picture into little portions and explain clearly with real-life examples 🙂 Nice video too. I’d like if you show more paintings on videos 😉 Jus’ kidding…

    That’s very true about being rich and yet addicted to silly things 🙂 We always tend to find something we haven’t experienced and haven’t got yet, unless we can’t appreciate what we already have, no? 🙂

    I learnt to appreciate what I have and mostly satisfies with it. It’s about how we see at things as we taught or gone through in our lives I guess. If the law of relativity is still not found, I think we all have to live with full of myths around us. Don’t you agree? 😉

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  11. Hi Slyviane,

    Great insights using the Law of Relativity to Wealth Creation. While this topiv has been covered by many many trainers, you have explained that it such a way that people can actually relate to. This can certainly help your readers to be more open to the RICHNESS surrounding them.

    I agree that many people do not feel grateful for what they have mainly because they are unable to use the Law of Relativity to put their circumstances into perspective.

    Excellent sharing! I need to visit your previous posts on this topiv too!

    Viola Tam – The Business Mum
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    1. Hi Viola, and welcome here!

      While I’ve seen you around many times I think that is the first time I see you here, and I’m please that you enjoyed how I explained the law of relativity.

      When I write I always ask myself the question “can someone who knows nothing about this subject could understand it?” if the answer is yes, then I’ve written something valuable. I read a lot of such topics that would be very hard to get for someone new to this concept… I try to make sure those get it with me.

      Thank you so much for coming and see you around 🙂

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