Does karma exist? That is a questions I’ve been asking myself recently. I had a relationship that didn’t exactly end on smooth grounds if you know what I mean. 7 months later she asked for a T.V. she left over at my house back.
In all honestly I really don’t want to talk to her anymore and it would be easy to simply tell her she isn’t getting it back. She waited so long to do anything about it that the law would be on my side. But I know that isn’t the right thing to do.
She is the one trying to get on her feet and can use it more than I could. I really never watch T.V. and wouldn’t miss it for a second. My roommates would, but I’ve got a spare T.V. in the garage that will work just as good as this one, plus they both have their own T.V.’s in their rooms.
My life wouldn’t change either way, her life would. So against my urge to F#*& my ex one last time, I’m simply going to give it back to her and move forward from there. I’d rather not bring all that bad karma into my life anyways.
But this begs the question, does karma exist? Is there really a force that punishes people for the bad deeds that they do and rewards people for their good deeds? I think there is.
You never know what will happen or who you will run into again. I could be in need of help in the future and she could be the only person who is there to help me. Or maybe a friend of hers will have a huge impact on my life one day.
If a situation like that ever came along I would be much happier if I wasn’t a jerk to her today. I’d wish I would have done something kind instead. You just never know when your actions will come back to bite you in the ass.
I’ve seen a few situations where karma has come back to hurt people. I’ve actually talked about an old roommate of mine in the article The Power Of Blaming Yourself and brought him up again in 10 Reasons To Give Minimalist Living A Try.
He seemed to be a nice guy, until he stole my identity, created credit cards in my name, and I heard stories about things he’s done to other people. He’s basically a con-artist who will do anything he thinks he can get away with, and all the bad karma that comes back around to him is incredible.
When he was living here, he seemed to be one of the most “unlucky” people around. He would get flat tires in the middle of the freeway without anyone but me to help him out. He got jumped by a group of people in a bowling alley (which I’m sure had a story behind it) and then try to sue the bowling alley for not being able to break it up for a couple minutes (even though they probably saved his life).
During the time I knew him, he kept hurting other people and brining bad karma into his life. As he started to slip away from being a man with so much potential to being a man who’s family is disowning him, friends turning on him, employers firing him within weeks, and police interrogating him, he continues to have problems.
“When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.” Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
In his case he is brining a lot of “Bad” Karma into his life, and it is showing up on the surface. He had so much potential in his life and ruined it all by going down a dark path.
The good news is that karma doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You can also get good karma into your life by doing good deeds. I wouldn’t consider myself a saint, but I try to help others out, I always look after people who are in need of help or who are in need of a friend. I donate money to the Red Cross every month and I try to make the world a better place.
Somehow in response to my good deeds, I have lived a life that is pretty good, good things seem to happen to me. Whether it is because of all the good karma I put out there or whether I believe in the universal law of attraction and falling in love with life I don’t really know.
What I do know is that if I need a helping hand I will always have friends out there to give it to me. I consider myself lucky and I see examples of this all the time. I’ve had people give me money I didn’t ask for, people have done good deeds for me that I didn’t need. Life has been pretty abundant; I live in a world full of love and believe that we all have that same possibility.
Karma does exist in some way shape or forum. That doesn’t mean we know how or why it works. It may be a hidden power of the universe, it may be that people are simply retaliating against you, or it may be that your fear and guilt is what is shaping the world around you.
It doesn’t really matter why there is a such this as karma, what matters is that there is. In my opinion it’s not worth fighting with another person just to harm them, I’d rather not focus on the bad things in life and instead focus on creating my life plan.
“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.” – Elbert Green
I’d rather create peace in the world and start living my life knowing I am doing good things, rather than living it in fear of who is going to retaliate against me. There is so much opportunity out there for people who are playing by the rules and bringing good into this world that you don’t need to start doing bad things to succeed.
Good deeds attract good things. Make a vow to do good things in your life and start spreading the love from now on. Now I’d like to hear from you. Do you believe in Karma? Does Karma exist? Or is it all in our heads?
“Some day people will ask me what is the key to my success…and I will simply say, “good Karma.” K. Crumley