Sunday, January 08, 2012
Karma: Is It Real?
Karma is defined as "fate as the result of one's actions in successive incarnations." To me, I've always taken that as you get what you put out into the universe back. If you do good, good will be done to you. As well as, if you do bad, bad will come back to you tenfold. I also believe that when one does good deeds, it has to be done from the heart. You can't do good with the intent of what you will get from it. That's not how karma works to me.
I find it funny that some people really don't believe in karma. They do not believe that their actions have consequences. They live their lives with no remorse. I cannot live like that. I'm too conscious of things, of life. Yes, I know we all have free will. But, every action has a subsequent reaction. Everything we put out into the universe has a way of coming back around. It's almost like a boomerang. It's just that simple. What we do matters, even when we think they don't. Good karma is what we all should strive for. I know that may be harder to accomplish than just saying it.
I often wonder about people who I know are doing all kinds of wrong and bad things. But they always seem to be on the receiving end of something great. It makes me question karma sometimes. Why does it seem that bad people are always rewarded and good people seem to struggle? I know enough to know that everything is not what it seems. I can't worry about another's karma. All I can do is continue to be me. Doing good because it's in my heart. My karma is my own. I'm in control of it. What's your definition of karma? Let's discuss.