Friday, September 26, 2014


I am a firm believer of Karma.  Call it what you will, I just can't NOT believe that we are held responsible for our actions and decisions at some point in life.  I'm not quite sure if I think we are punished for bad things we've created but I do feel that whatever negative energy we stir up will definitely find its way back to us.

I can recall many instances where I am practically brought to my knees with the realization that my karma has come back to me.  I may be slightly superstitious in thinking that way but it is what helps keep me on a compassionate and good path.  What goes around comes around.  What we put out there will come back to us threefold.  I could say it a million ways.  There has to be some truth behind those old sayings, right??

I notice my karma beginning to surface when bad things start to happen in my life.  I have to admit that I often have a pretty great life.  I may not have what a lot of people would covet but I feel like my life is good, I have positive things around me, and I'm generally happy.  So when negative things happen and it gets to the point that I feel I just can't catch a break I know it's time to reevaluate some of my behaviors.  And guess what?  The second I start correcting myself things begin to turn back around.  It's sort of incredible.

We all have done things we are not proud of.  Some big actions and some small.  I think a lot of us can fall prey to negative thoughts, judgmental behaviors, and gossip (myself included).  When we carry those negative patterns with us I can guarantee a lot annoying things happen.  Maybe we get flat tires, we don't get the job we applied for, we find out our friend is badmouthing us, etc.  At the time it's easy to victimize yourself and wonder "why is this happening to me?"  It's not typical for a lot of us to take a step back and ask ourselves what can we do differently to cultivate more positive results.  It's something we SHOULD do though.

I am by no means perfect.  I have a lot of flaws and I have done a lot of stuff in my younger years that I am not proud of.  I have seen the effects my actions have on people and I feel I have gotten that karma handed right back to me, and rightfully so.  I try to make a point to remember those moments and do my best to learn from them and grow.  If I'm too gossipy and judgmental I reign it in and try to be more mindful and compassionate.  If I'm being super negative and just ill tempered I meditate more and take deep breaths before reacting.  If I'm in a rut and am feeling depressed and blah I do everything I can to serve others.  Through performing selfless acts and helping others we right some of our wrongs, hopefully even out that karma of ours, and feed our soul.

Whether or not you truly believe in the concept of Karma I think there's at least a small lesson to be learned from it.  Our actions affect others, and ourselves, and none of us should be projecting that much negativity into the world. It will always find it's way back to the one releasing it.

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