Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Karma & The Law Of Attraction

Life is not happening to you.  Life is responding to you.

Some people call this idea karma and others refer to it as the Law of Attraction. People believe many things and I don’t really know which beliefs are true and which ones are false. I generally follow the advice of the Buddha when he says “Believe what you experience”. For example, it is difficult to believe in love if all you have experienced is hate. At the same time, people whose lives are full of love struggle to understanding hate and loneliness. I believe in karma and the idea that what you put out there eventually comes back to you. I have tried to be a good man and to be kind and compassionate to everyone I meet. Although my life is not perfect, and bad things have happened to me, I still believe that life has been good to me and that life has mostly responded to me in positive ways. Looking back, I even believe the difficult and bad experiences have been good for me in the long run. Since life hasn’t been handed to me on a golden platter, I have learned to be grateful for all the blessings in my life and also for all the terrible things I have not experienced. More often than not, life has given me everything I need and most of what I want. If life is not going your way, you might want to look in the mirror and check your attitude. If you are always negative, always whining, and always complaining, don’t expect a lot of blessings to come your way. On the other hand, if you are positive, grateful, kind, and compassionate, I believe life will respond to you in positive ways. The more self-aware and enlightened you become the more you will see this.

I am posting a picture of my granddaughter for no other reason than she makes me smile and she gives me joy.



1 comment:

Kevin Walrath said...

What an excellent analysis of karma. I enjoy your style of posts-short, informative, all while very contemplative as well...I could use some work on that myself. I feel like people in my generation and younger really need to acknowledge the wisdom from folks hailing from the era of the 60's, especially in the blog world! Keep up the great work.