Do you believe in Karma?
I do, in theory. I’ve seen it in action, and it can give you a firm slap in the face. You can’t pretend that you were blind sided, because you knew all along that it wasn’t right to begin with. It’s almost like you expected Karma to come to your house, pour you a glass of wine, and just as you settle in, whap!
But that didn’t matter. You do what you want to do, when you want to do it. No matter the cost.
How many people can resonate with that? Probably all of us, at one point of our lives. Some on a smaller scale, like stealing make up as a teen from Rite Aid (yes, this was me) or cracking jokes on another kid at school for laughs, while others are on a Grand Canyon sized scale, such as abuse, rape and even murder. Completely life changing for all parties involved.
Today is one of those blah days when I question life and what it means, what it’s worth. I tend to do this when life looks bleak and things aren’t going my way. Out of the many things we worry about, careers, possessions, social status, and other superficial crap, we tend to make these things a priority over our true, every day lives. “It’s harmless”, you think, and instantly gratifying, so why not? And just like that, just when you think everything is great, Karma will come rearing her ugly head.
Karma is a theory, the good ol’ “what goes around, comes around”, and can come in many forms. You can be plagued with guilt. You can get much needed help from someone you’ve helped in the past. Someone may retaliate against you. The neighbors lonely child you help out today may be the same one who pushes your wheelchair in 30 years. You can be affected NOW by something you’ve done 8 years ago. Karma is cause and effect, there is always a consequence to every action. Don’t you want a positive one?
How many chances do you expect to get? How many lives do you have to live?
If you think your life falls into the mundane category, ask yourself why. How did it get that way? What more do you think you need? Because this is the life YOU built. So why not do positive things to make changes and shake it up with the people you’re in it with? What kind of person do you want to be, do you want to be seen as? What example do you want to set for your children? When you can, turn negatives into positives instead of fleeing from your problems. They will definitely be there when you come back.
So be a good person, and teach your sons and daughters to be good people as well. Love each other. Support each other. Through thick and thin. When times are great and when times are tough. Parent with Karma in mind. Think beyond yourself and your petty gratifications for a moment, because you never know who or what you might be hurting. Encourage one another.
That’s good Karma.