One of my friends, one of the most selfless people you will ever meet, won the lottery yesterday. She won a 3.5 million dollar home and a new BMW in a lottery for charity (a hospital to be specific).
It got me thinking. Was this some sort of karmic reward for all that she has given over the years?
Dictionary.com says Karma is:
1. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman.
2. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation.
3. fate; destiny.
I say: what goes around comes around.
Do I believe in karma? I have to say that I do. Am I saying that all things happen for a reason? No. Heck, it could be a total fluke. It could be my mind’s way of rationalizing completely unrelated events. Yet, I have witnessed the principle first hand and so I believe it. It makes me feel better about the world, and there is nothing wrong with that.
I worked for a terrible man, who eventually got what he deserved.
When I was lucky enough to get pregnant with Sawyer, I had to survive a terrible ordeal at my job.
I paid my dues and then some and I was lucky enough to get pregnant, and with twins.
I have always been hardworking at my job, and survived while countless others were fired.
I have been having a terrible string of bad luck lately. I am practically hemhorraging money (I don’t have) because of sickness, car problems, my tooth, etc.
Then today, I complete stranger on Facebook (well, okay we are in a group together with hundreds of other people) offered to take the time to mail me some good formula coupons she had because she couldn’t use them. A huge deal for me, but an inconvenience for her, I still feel guilty because I have no way of repaying her kindness, except to pay it forward (which I will).
What I am wondering about now is I have a lot of big things coming up in my life, so for them to go well what will I have to “pay”. Or, conversely, what will I have to do to make it all balance out?
It is simple and yet complicated at the same time.
So, I thought I’d throw it out there. Do you think karma exists? Have you witnessed it in your life, or the lives of others? Do you ever think about it when making decisions/taking actions?