They say Karma will catch up to you. But will it?
What exactly is Karma?
The truth is, Karma’s purpose isn’t to “even things out.” If you do something bad, it doesn’t necessarily mean something bad has to happen to you. Karma isn’t the result of something. Therefore, it is action. That is to say, Karma is created every moment through intentional actions, and that Karma is what affects you.
It is not some sort of destiny and, though you can’t run away from it, you do have control over it. You can change the Karma affecting your life at any moment by changing your intentional actions, thought, and words.
Why have you never known this?
Because we as a society have developed a false idea that we are not individually in control of our own lives. It’s because of this belief that we use karma as a reward and punishment system to validate or invalidate our actions. Learn more about this here.
However, if we can accept the idea that we are in control of the energy we generate, we can see that the real solution is to mindfully live in the present moment. We simply need to learn our true nature. By examining how we react to regular, everyday situations we can evaluate what type of Karma we are manifesting.
For instance, if you’re frequently reacting negatively, you’re conditioning the mind to deal with negativity. Alternatively, if you’re frequently reacting positively, you’re conditioning the mind to deal with positivity.
Here’s an example
A great example of how we manifest our karma is the one of the old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life.
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.” The important thing to remember is that the wolf who wins is essentially our karmic energy. Learn how to manifest your karma here.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is your karma.Wayne Dyer
By using mindfulness in our daily lives, we can observe our minds and make the willful actions to do better. It’s at this point that we can make the efforts to use the karmic law to our advantage. And maybe we can even repair our karma from past negative behaviors. Thank you so much for reading.