Newton’s First Law of Motion

Inertia | Physics | Definition

A property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.

Inertia is the force that holds the universe together: Literally. Without it, things would fall apart—it’s also what keeps us locked in destructive habits and resistant to change.

Inertia can manifest in physical objects or in the minds of people.


Here is the key to it all: Doing something you hate is possible, for a little while, but you’ll never sustain it. You need to find joy in the process of change; in every attempt, in every victory, in every failure, and the change will be a reward in itself.

This represents a fundamental shift in values; to go from a selfish wish to feel good about inherently destructive ways of living, to having compassion for life.

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