While teaching a Primary School Science lesson on Push / Pull force, I became intensely aware of how much we use physical force to maintain and support our existence in the three-dimensional world. Sharing and brainstorming at the start of the lesson all the ways we use push force daily filled the class whiteboard within minutes.
We shared opening and closing doors, flushing the toilet, turning lights on and off, turning on the TV and changing channels, computer games – pressing the console, sitting down, using the stove, turning on and off the kettle, turning on and off any electrical appliance, washing clothes, riding a bike or scooter or roller blades, playing sport, swimming, weight training, working on a computer keyboard, driving a car – especially accelerating and braking – moving furniture or any other items around, propelling a lot of toys, especially toy cars and trains, pushing a pram, a shopping trolley or a wheelchair, all the rides at Theme Parks… With no space to add anything more, nor any space to note down any examples of pull force, we concluded that we use push force absolutely everywhere!
I have often observed how society endorses the use of push force in an unconscious manner that can appear harsh and abrasive. We even pit our strength against each other in terms of how much force we can exert in opposition to another – everything from arm wrestling, to rugby tackles, to the horsepower of our cars, boats, trains, planes and even rockets. We make it all about the might of the push force. Looking at the short list above, it is evident that in using force, we apply millions of newtons* daily just to exist and that we often apply this force with unnecessary harshness. That is an incredible amount of force used globally on a daily basis, and often ill applied.
To further these studies, we visited a local Science Centre. One activity presented the opportunity to measure the amount of force a person could exert by squeezing two handles together, the implication being that the more force exerted, the greater the number of newtons and hence the greater your power and strength.
I decided to engage in this activity to test the effects of push force applied with gentleness. I squeezed the handles gently to see if any force applied in this way would register. My result was… 0… I could squeeze the handles together gently and no newtons registered as I did this.
This was an awesome confirmation that we can use push force in a certain quality without brute force and thus register little or no effect on our surroundings.
So, what would happen if all the push force we use were to be applied in this quality of gentleness? What if there were fewer newtons at least being exerted across the globe – what effect would that have? Would it mean less reactionary force (for each and every force, there is an equal and opposite force)? How might our lives change as a result of this? Would we open to other energies that respond equally well to gentle measurements as Aharanov found in the quantum world, where the past, the present and the future all aligned as one? (1)
What intelligence or energy is served by us maintaining push force in a mighty and harsh manner? Why would we not, at least, choose gentleness as we push our way through this 3-dimensional world? Taking one basic example: how would the world feel if we all opened and closed all the doors on the planet in gentleness? What about pushing all buttons – remote controls, keyboards, car locks, phone buttons – in a gentle way? What effect would that have? And what would we gain in terms of lifestyle by living and moving in this gentle way?
By Coleen Hensey
* A newton (N) is the international unit of measure for force. One newton is equal to 1 kilogram metre per second squared. The unit was named after Isaac Newton, who developed the concept.
(1) “Chapman University Scientists Introduce New Cosmic Connectivity.” Press Room. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 July 2017. <https://blogs.chapman.edu/press-room/2014/07/31/chapman-university-scientists-introduce-new-cosmic-connectivity/>.