Two instances today made me think of karma.
Now many of you know me and know that I do bang on about karma occasionally but I truly believe in it and I do try to live my life by it. I am not a religious person, far from it and I have lost friends who have tried to push their religious ideals on me, some recently but I care not for closed minds. As clever as they pretend to be I will always beat them in anything pertaining to false Middle Eastern cult religions such as christianity or islam, especially if they start quoting bible verse at me. Gods were invented by primitives to help them explain natural forces and even fears. I personally have risen above that and think that the sooner mankind rejects these parasitic priest led ideologies the better.
But although not religious I am a very spiritual person in that I believe that there is some force within this universe which influences our lives to some extent. I do not believe it is a godlike figure but rather a force maybe even within ourselves. Call it what you like. Gaia, Mother Nature, Kismet etc. It is your own choice and matters only to you. I also think that we can affect our lives by influencing that force by our actions. Even in science it is a well known fact that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction and I think that applies as much to the way we live our lives and treat people and even our environment You will reap what you sow in fact I think you could say. We are learning that from our treatment of our world and it’s environment. But it will be our children’s children who face the karma on that one I am afraid as part of a joint human responsibility. I think even the bible mentions that the sins of the fathers will be paid by their children.
I suppose that I also think simplistically of karma as a kind of bank. You can only take out what you have previously put in. The more you put in the more is available to come back and who knows, you may even get a little interest on it. If you put nothing in you will get nothing back and if you try to take anything out forcefully you will suffer the consequences. Funny how karma mirrors real life ain’t it.
So there you have it. I do try lately to live by karma. I try to treat people as I would wish to be treated myself. I believe in trying to be honest and upfront with my friends. I do not always succeed but I do try. Maybe I try too hard sometimes.
And the two aforesaid instances? Well a touchy subject and I will only mention them in the vaguest terms possible but firstly I heard someone today mention how they got nothing out of a long relationship with someone. A friend of mine and I will call him Matthew although that isn’t his real name of course had this said about him today and all I will say is that of course karma applies and maybe the complainant was unaware that they deserved nothing out if they put nothing in in the first place.
Number two and touchier still but I thought today of another good friend of mine. Let us call him Peter for want of a better name. I watched that friend put everything into a friendship. Love, truth, trust, the full monty. He tried to support someone who had been hurt. He beleived in karma like me but I watched as in return he was slowly broken by a seemingly kind person. I stood by as he was almost destroyed by that persons selfishness and lack of any kind of feeling. I maybe even lost a bit of faith for a while in karma until I saw someone restore his and my faith in it again.
So. Karma? Yes it does apply.
Have a great Midwinter Festival.
Xxx Stan Rogers
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