Karma: Make Your Own Luck

Sometimes I see people do things and I shake my head, thinking, “What’s wrong with them? What are they thinking?” Some of those folks believe that rules don’t apply to them or that they’re above the law. Others think their deeds won’t catch up with them. The truth is, they may get away with “murder” for a week, a month, or even years. BUT as long as karma exists, people ultimately get what they deserve.
Karma isn’t always bad. In fact, it’s the natural law of cause and effect. Simply put, karma means “what goes around comes around.” If you emit good energy, it’ll come back full circle — like a boomerang. The same holds true for negative behavior.
If you want good karma* you not only have to do good, but you must be good. In fact, good karma is created through your thoughts and intentions, as well as your deeds. In other words, good begets good.
Karma is like a boomerang. I hope you have many happy returns.

Karma: Good Things Happen for a Reason (Bad Things, Too)

Here are eight powerful reasons to invest in your karma:
Create better self-esteem. Take great pride knowing that you’re a person of high moral character.
Produce stronger relationships. Maintain fair, honest, trusting, and selfless relationships because people mirror the treatment they receive from you.
Build a solid reputation. Gain the trust of others because people know what you stand for and that you continuously exhibit honorable behavior.
Generate lower stress levels. Reduce anxiety because you don’t carry the guilt and shame of leading a disreputable life.
Retain a clear conscience. Get a good night’s sleep knowing that your intentions are always admirable and your behavior is just.
Attain greater happiness. Gain satisfaction knowing that you give more than you take, that you bring out the best in others, that you make a difference in people’s lives, and that you help make the world a better place.
Achieve greater success. Get what you deserve. Luck is nothing more than good karma doing its job.
Enjoy a greater sense of purpose. Achieve true happiness knowing that you live a virtuous life.

Don’t Look Now, But Your Karma Is Watching

When some people do things, they often have an “angle.” They want or expect something in return. If you think you can trick karma by concealing your motives or performing a few niceties, you’ve got it all wrong. It’s not enough to go through the motions of doing a good deed every once in a blue moon; it’s your motive that counts.
It comes down to the way you choose to view and live your life. We’re all part of a world in which everything is connected and interrelated. If your thoughts, intentions, and deeds are heartfelt and beneficial to others, you will produce good karma. When you do something thoughtful, however, do it for the right reason. Make sure your intention is honorable and your motive is pure. That will furnish all the benefits good karma offers. The next time you think you can’t make your own luck, remember your karma, and think again!
*It’s important to note that I’m using the term karma in a spiritual rather than a religious sense.

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