Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Puzzle of the Pauley Principle, Part 3

Your Life's Puzzle Becomes Multi-Dimensional

Our lives overlap, our decisions impact others: friends, family, and people we'll never know. You are finding that whenever you collaborate and share your left-over pieces with others, whether it's your talent, time or personal produce, you enrich another person's life. These left-over pieces then form parts of others' puzzles, other lives, and you begin to see the interconnectedness. If it fills a need for the other person, it goes on the edge of their puzzle. If it's enrichment that you add to another's life, it goes in the center of their puzzle. Either way, that piece remains in the center of your puzzle. Your puzzle expands beyond its surface. Picture a pancake that is bubbling in the center. Your life is bubbling both over and under at its center. Know that there will be obstacles whenever you attempt to make the world a better place, but this all adds depth and height to your center. Never, ever EVER give up!

Your puzzle is now three-dimensional. Sharing and acts of kindness change your puzzle immediately and drastically. It can never go back to being flat. In fact, it hasn't been flat for a very long time. The pieces you have shared are still shared. They're still part of the enrichment, the core, of your own.  Maybe you can sense that you're adding to the puzzle of someone else's life. Imagine their puzzle forming an interconnection with yours. At the same time, theirs and yours are also interconnected with others. This would be very hard to draw. Much of it is invisible to you but you can sense the shape these puzzles are taking and your part in changing them. You are a necessary part of others' lives. Look beyond the surface of your puzzle, toward the center, way beyond your edge. You're supplying basic needs and/or enriching other people's lives. If all you do is smile, tell a stupid joke or plant flowers, that enriches others' lives, but you're doing way more than that. Remember your interconnectedness.

Bottom line: The more acts of kindness you do, the stronger your support system becomes, even though obstacles and misunderstandings will sometimes occur. If there are gaps in your support system, trust in God to fill them.  Be of good faith, not giving in to the whinings and complaints of others. Continue to work hard. Strive to be happy. In all you do, act out of love. Your life's puzzle, multi-dimensional and ever-changing, will eventually be complete.


  1. Thank you so much for writing this article. You are absolutely true. Yes a smile can change your whole day or someone elses. I strive to be happy and hope that I show my love to others. Please get putting articles in your blog in regards to recipes, and positive ideas and energy for our life's puzzle. Have a fantastic day. Hugs

  2. Love your blog Ronda! I can't wait til your next posting.