I have a lot of favorite words. My long-time readers already know what they are—sorry, thank you, let go and trust, I am not going to worry—all powerful words that can move mountains. But there is another word that I love equally as much. It’s not a word we use in everyday conversations, but it’s a word we should all know. That word is Karma.
Karma refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. The Bible calls it “sowing what you reap.” The Buddhists call it “action driven by intention, which leads to future consequences.” Even the Beatles spoke of Karma when they sang, “the love you take is equal to the love you make.” It’s all the same thing. What goes around comes around. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. In short, Karma is both action and the consequence of that action.
When understood (and embraced), it is a word that can bring you more peace and happiness, which is why this month’s Q&A is dedicated to understanding and embracing its truth. I hope that understanding Karma will lead you to realize all of your dreams.
Whether we like it or not, everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices we’ve made in the past. Unfortunately, a lot of us make choices unconsciously, and therefore, we don’t think they are choices. But they are. Everything is a choice, including our thoughts (especially our thoughts), which all add up to the Karma we bring to our lives. If I were to insult you, you would most likely make the choice of being offended. If I were to pay you a compliment, you would most likely make the choice of being pleased or flattered. But think about it: it’s still a choice.
Sadly, most of our choices (or responses) are on automatic pilot—preconditioned reflexes that are triggered by old tapes. If we want to create happiness in our lives, we must take back these responses and become consciously aware of the choices we make in every moment. Good Karma begins in our moment by moment decision to choose wisely.
In this special Q&A, I will show you how to step back and catch yourself and your thoughts in every moment. Ultimately, all choice begins by asking yourself two simple questions:
1. Will the choice you are making now bring happiness to you and those around you?
2. Is your choice guided by your heart—the higher part of who you are?
If you answer yes to both questions, your behavior will result in what is called spontaneous right action. The fact is, there is only one choice, out of the infinity of choices available in every second, that will create happiness for you as well as for those around you.
It is from this place that you will create your future—your happiness, your success, your peace of mind. And your good Karma.
Make a wise choice and join me for this special Q&A. Your future depends on it.