“Karma” is the Sanskrit word for “action.” The law of Karma is very much like the law of cause and effect – whatever a person shares with the universe will eventually come back to that person. It is a concept that crosses many religions including Christianity – “forgive and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you.”[Luke 6:38]
Why is the law of Karma worth following? Because it proves again and again that if the life we want is also the life we lead, we may live well and happy.
1. You get back from something whatever you put into it
If you put in a strong effort you will get back a better result. If you put in a lazy effort you will get back a weak result.
2. If you want the reward you have to put in the work
Don’t get caught in the trap of thinking you deserve something for nothing.
3. Only we can change our path
We get caught in cycles of guilt and failure. We are the only ones with the power to change our own path.
4. Keep your mind in the present
If you dream too much about the future, or reminisce too much about the past, you might miss the present. Each to its own time.
5. If you believe, prove it
Do not believe in something you are not willing to stand up and fight for when the time comes.
6. Keep your mind on what you are doing
Multi-tasking is not compatible with Karma. Instead of trying to balance many at once, carry one thing with mastery. This also applies to living a spiritual life, which, if focused on properly, leaves no room for vices.
7. All things have value
No matter how big or how small, whether it is the end or the beginning, all things deserve care and consideration.
8. Own your problems
If one has problems in one’s life, only that individual can truly fix them, even if they did not cause them.
9. You are the only thing you can control
The world, the people, the universe, all exist and are not for us to alter, change, or reshape. But the self is the vehicle through which we can impact the world around us.
10. Be humble
Accept your flaws. Everyone around you is a teacher, be they friend or foe. You are not greater than anyone else.
11. Live the life you want to have
We have the power to bring into existence that which we most desire. If we bring hate or pettiness to our world, we will live a life of hate and pettiness.
12. Reap what you sow
Known also as “The Great Law” or in other context as “the Golden Rule” this says simply, that to receive happiness, one must be happiness. What you put into the universe, will come back to you.
Meditate on the laws of Karma. See how they, if followed, can lead you to a happier existence.
To learn more I highly recommend this article by David Wolfe: 12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life
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