True science story:
Two physicists wanted to discover the half-life of an atom, or how long it took for the atom to change into something else.
To their surprise, the more they observed the atom, the longer it took to change.
Just like that expression, “a watched pot never boils.”
This is the Quantum Zeno Effect.
And this is how we operate as humans.
The more we observe our problems the more they stay static. The more they stay fixed.
Inversely, the Anti-Zeno Effect states that when we make less frequent observations the rate of change speeds up.
So let me ask you, are you impatiently leaning on your kitchen counter, staring down the stovetop, and waiting for the bubbles to rise?
Or are you envisioning breathing in the subtle notes of fragrant spice, as you press your hands against the warmth of your favorite mug, just before imbibing your beloved tea?
THIS IS A GUEST POST BY THE WONDERFUL LANI ROSE BUESS, SPARKLING JHM MEMBER AND NLP PRACTITIONER!