Karma is a concept you often hear many people toss around and discuss at the drop of a hat in our daily lives. I wouldn’t imagine their are many people who are not familiar with the idea.
With most things along these lines I feel it needs to be taken with a grain of salt as they say.
It’s a comforting notion to think that those who do good things will be rewarded while those who do bad things will get what’s coming to them.
For the most part I have to say that I’m a believer myself.
Sometimes you can even see examples of “instant karma” where immediately after someone does something a reaction can take place almost right away to counteract the initial action.
I feel I have also witnessed this on a much grander scale of affecting people’s lives in a much more significant way, sometimes even much further down the line.
Sadly, as much as you can often see signs of karma taking effect, you will also see just as many incidents of those who do everything they possibly can for others while most of their life still can remain quite challenging.
So, does such a thing truly exist?
I tend to ponder this often when it pertains to my own life, seeming to have almost a perfect balance between good and bad luck.
I actually have an interesting story that could maybe explain my own personal state of being in this respect.
In my mid teens, probably around the age of 14-15, I had one of the most interesting interactions of my life with a “fortune teller.” This was something I had approached quite casually at the time believing that most of these types of things tend to be “acts” and solely for entertainment purposes. (This is not to say I’m not a believer in such abilities for the record!)
The reason I feel I have always remembered this particular occasion is because this is one of the only times with such a thing that this woman seemed so genuine and real. Long story short, she proceeded to tell me that my life would always be a constant struggle from the “bad karma” I was carrying from being a terrible person in my past life. (Clearly, this brings up an entirely different concept of reincarnation being real. Another topic I plan to discuss in the future!)
How many times have you ever heard of someone trying something like this and receiving such terrible news?
Aren’t these types of people supposed to tell you great fortune is in your future or the love of your life is right around the corner?
What did she possibly have to gain from saying such a thing?
I’ve questioned all this probably more than I should have throughout my life. She could have just been a “pro” in her field and just trying to seem legitimate but even still…
Keep in mind, I have by no means let this information control my thoughts or actions. It just always stuck with me for being an interesting experience is all.
It really does make a decent amount of sense for me as I began to explain earlier. How can I truly never have ever committed what I would consider to be malicious acts and still tend to have such bad luck more often than not? I’ve stated in previous posts in a completely non-boasting sense that I consider myself to be a pretty good person. I treat everyone exactly the same and always help others without ever expecting anything in return.
Is it truly this balance between my current karma and my past karma that gives me such an equal amount of “luck?”
Whatever the case may be, it is what it is!
It’s not like I would ever allow such a thing to rule me as I said.
What is life if not constant ups and downs for most part?
Regardless, if karma is real or not it would never change how I live my life and continue to treat others.
What are your thoughts on karma?
Are you a believer?
“Serendipity”by Maggie Houtz is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0