I’m running behind. Its obvious I need to change the order in which I do things in the morning. I’ve been reading and otherwise visiting blogs first, then writing my own. This wasn’t a problem when I began, but I wasn’t following so many prolific writers at the time. Now I awaken every morning to nearly three hundred notifications that try as I may, I can’t get to the end. Suddenly hours have gone by and my write has not been posted. Obviously I need either to write ahead of time and schedule, or reverse my mornings. The problem arises in that I am a creature of habit making that difficult though not impossible.
Today’s word is Karma. I had this mental dialogue going on in my head, considering the various points and directions the write could and probably would take. Then, I stuck my head down the rabbit hole and looked up the definition which lead me to a web site that shows I’ve had it all wrong. Now I’m wondering how to go about writing what I obviously didn’t understand.
I can remember hearing and even a time or three using the line “Karma is a bitch isn’t it?” All the while thinking so the other person did something so horrendously wrong that they were either paying or would eventually pay for their actions. Well, turns out that is kinda but not fully right.
Our actions do bring about reactions and results, but according to the above article, Karma is the action, not the result. The above article is very informative and interesting by the way.
Oh, I hear you. That question of, “If you’re Christian, why are you reading anything about Buddhism?” I also recently had someone comment that we should never burn science.
We are given a brain to use. We are given intelligence to learn and comprehend. Everything in this life has purpose and meaning. Science has given us a greater understanding of life around us. We know better the purpose of things and how they work. Every piece of information is a seed planted. It is up to us, what we do with that upon harvest. You can take a tomato and make a sandwich, a soup, a paste. It is the same with what we learn in life. Once gleaned, it is your choice on how to use what you learn.
A section of the above article has these laws of karma:
“Laws of Karma
In Hinduism, there are several laws that govern karma. Here are the most important:
- Whatever you sow, so shall you reap.
- What you refuse to accept shall continue for you.
- Wherever you go, there you are.
- Whenever there is something wrong in your life, there is something wrong in you.
Even if you don’t identify as a Hindu, you can see that these rules are very applicable to our lives. Put in good, and you will cultivate good. Put in bad, and you will reap bad.”Can you see, where these play a part in the day to day of life? If you sow anger, hatred, division, that you will reap. If you refuse to accept and learn say from mistakes, you will keep repeating those mistakes. The third is obvious. The fourth, requires a deep introspection.
If I were to try to seek an answer to that one for myself, first I would need to comprehend what I consider wrong. Let’s say I was lonely. Which at one time, I was. I would have to ask myself why. At the time, it was because my husband was deceased, I had lost my job, and the world was shut down. So, how does that make there something wrong with me? I had created walls and roadblocks. Even as I hated the emptiness, I craved it. In that silence, there was no fear of being hurt or abandoned. I had to heal that pain, get over that fear, and start tearing down those walls. All of which I have begun and am seeing great results. I have not felt that lonely feeling in months.
With the intelligence we have been given. We can seek out the answers through various methods. We can find information in various places and use it to better understand what life is about. Karma, it turns out, is not a result but an action. Christianity, is not a religion, it is a relationship. It is a walking, conversing, listening, learning lifestyle where our actions create results.
That third law, you can’t get away from yourself. Your actions, your words, your life, shows the world who you are. There is no escaping that. But according to Christ and karma, you can change that life.