Behind The Circle: The Inspiration & Message

 
 

As engineering students, our founders remembered being mesmerised by the beautiful patterns of art in one of their physics lecture on fluid dynamics. When met with an obstacle, the flow of fluid is akin to being injected with a comparable scale of energy as the size of the obstacle. The flow separates; the current doubles back on itself, creating a pair of circulating vortices behind it. These cloud-like vortices so smooth, soft and gracefully curved.

Recirculation Vortex Formation from a laminar flow after passing an induced obstacle (Photo Credit: Andrew Carter, University of Colorado)


Recirculation Vortex Formation from a laminar flow after passing an induced obstacle (Photo Credit: Andrew Carter, University of Colorado)

Just like in life, change is an interruption to a continuous flow. We are creatures who like habit and routine. Fortunately or unfortunately, the only constant in life is change. Change puts us in an uncomfortable spot. We squirm uneasily in facing the uncertain and threading ahead towards unfamiliar territory. Fear in times of turbulent can make us stop at our feet, give up and cave in.

What we do with the injection of energy by our ‘obstacle’ of change is our choice. We can choose to stand still and persist our ways; or we can come face to face with change and embrace it in a gracefully accepting manner. Transform this new charge of intense energy into our potential energy that can drive us even farther. Soften the sharp edges of adversities and give birth to beautiful creations, spurring into a ripple effect of positivity. Be surprised and encouraged by the by-product of our acceptance and flexibility in times of hardship. Look back and be as mesmerised as our founders were to find a rewarding trail of beautiful eddies.

 
 

When life gives you obstacles, make beautiful eddies.