What is Karma?

Karma is the process of learning

What goes around comes around.

Everyone gets theirs in the end.

Concepts of Karma are those of the consequences of action. Karma acknowledges that the things that we do have an effect, this is the consequence. Attached to that is our responsibility for what we do and the effect that it has.

Often karma is mistaken as a law of retribution. But like most laws in the universe karma is neutral it is not concerned whether or not the effects of what we do lead to good things or bad things. Just like gravity, which has a universal effect on all things, karma is always in operation. It is true that if we treat others well then the likelihood is that they will treat us well in turn, this is good karma. If we are treated badly because we have treated others badly, this is bad karma.

But we have a choice to allow the negativity of others to flow by so that we do not become attached to it. This is letting go of emotional negative attachments or the forgiveness as described in step one of the Live In The Present book. We have a choice as to whether or not we become involved in karma’s. In this way we are responsible for how we feel about all that happens to us, even the most horrible and dreadful things.

When things happen to us rather than seeing them as hurtful or bad things, perhaps we should just view things as a neutral event. Or might even see them as useful things from which we might grow.

We don’t have problems we have learning opportunities

Often, when I work with people who are in difficult circumstances, the therapy is about them realising their own responsibility that they have for their situation. Many of us want to blame others for how we are. It will always be true that the things that we experience will have an effect on us, but we have responsibility as to what that effect is.

We are never effected by events, it is our response to those events that is the effect

Because of this we are intimately tied up in our own karma and can never really blame others for how we feel or for what has happened. However we can choose to get our own back, get involved in retribution and vendetta. By doing this we feed and build our negative attachments or karmas.

We are all the sum total of the habits that we have accumulated since our birth. This is our karma and magically we can change it in the blink of an eye by changing our habits and our responses.

Take care, be happy and let go

Sean x

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