Karma Need Not Apply
The Karma Crowd
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” ~Wayne Dyer
There are several times in life where things may or may not work out, but as long as you make them count? Things have a habit of working themselves out. I’ve never wanted to be part of the “karma crowd” and for good reason: many have put their lives on hold waiting for her to show up. This is a waste of time and energy. And, people have the wrong idea about Karma. It’s all about your reaction to their treatment.
“The word “karma” means “action,” not “fate.” In Buddhism, karma is an energy created by willful action, through thoughts, words and deeds. We are all creating karma every minute, and the karma we create affects us every minute.It’s common to think of “my karma” as something you did in your last life that seals your fate in this life, but this is not Buddhist understanding. Karma is an action, not a result. The future is not set in stone. You can change the course of your life right now by changing your volitional (intentional) acts and self-destructive patterns.” ~Barbara O’Brien, Buddism.about.com
So why the fixation? When you’ve been hurt, betrayed, traumatized and in pain, you want justice. It’s natural to want to see those who have hurt you get their just rewards. But, what if you don’t get to see it? How many times have you seen people who are bitter, angry, resentful, jealous, envious and stuck because they are waiting for “the karma bus” to hit someone? It’s a sad sight to see. All that wasted time, energy, effort, and for what? To see someone suffer? What goes around, comes around to be sure. But, why wait? You could be out there creating a new life.
Don’t get me wrong, Karma is one patient and cold Bitch. You can’t escape the consequences of your actions on others. It’s going to catch up with you sooner or later. Runners eventually run out of places to run, and will run out of places to run to. The end of the line is a sad and desolate place. There is an even worse fate: putting your life on hold because of what someone else has done to you. Why give them that power? They don’t deserve it.
So what’s the best course of action? Live. Learn to live and love again. It’s not as complicated as most people think. Opening up your heart to those around you, is the best gift that you can give. And, you receive exponentially in return. It’s surprising how many people miss a chance at a new: life, love, career, relationships, experiences, and opportunities because of past hurts. Let the past stay in the past, and let “the new” in. You can’t heal if you don’t allow others to love you, and love them in return. ~Genie
Originally published at https://exfreezone.com.