Karma: A Blessing or a Bitch
Karma is not fate, for humans act with free will creating their own destiny. According to the Vedas, if we sow goodness, we will reap goodness; if we sow evil, we will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future. The conquest of karma lies in intelligent action and dispassionate response.
The one thing I will always believe
You can call it "do unto others" or "reaping what you sow" but in the end Karma plays a big role in our lives. I have always believed in it and it is true. Life is like a boomerang, when you throw it around it always comes back. Sometimes it will land right in your hands or it will hit you in the head and knock you off of your feet.
My mother has always said that if you do unto others as you would have them do unto you, you are living right. But, unfortunaltely we as a country can't agree on anything, including a commandment.
When Karma was My Blessing
When my house burned down tis past Thanksgiving I never would have believed the outpouring of support. My neighbors who I spoke too every evening during my walk and my ex-in laws who lived across the street came to my rescue so quickly besides being in shock I was overwhelmed. It was Black Friday at Wal-Mart, by 6am I had new clothes, socks, pull-ups, personal items for the baby and for myself and my one daughter that was there. These people were so kind to me and when I asked a particularly cranky neighbor why? He said, we knew you would do it for us.
After getting cleaned up and changed I called an old boss who owned a hotel to find out about prices, had to have somewhere to lay my head. He said he already knew about the fire and #209 was ready for me at no charge. That particular room was the only room with a kitchenette and an adjoining room, for my daughters.
A week later I had a furnished home provided by the College that I worked for. Some may call it a blessing, I do as well but Karma played alot into it. I often ask myself what seeds did I sow to grow Karma in flames?
this is what bad Karma feels like
Looking back over the years before the fire, when Karma was something I just thought about. I would always say to my teenagers, Karma is a bitch, be careful they way you treat people. Then I started thinking of me.
Have I ever intentionally been rude to someone? yes
Have I ever intentionally hurt some one's feelings? yes
there are more that I could answer yes too and trust me it has come back on me. When you least expect it that boomerang will slap you silly.
I have learned that you get what you give, you reap what you sow, you may not understand why or when but it will happen. It will come back to you, and it can be a bitch.