When I was younger, I used to think karma was exclusive to the faith I grew up with. As I grow older, I see that many faiths have some written derivative of this concept.
Even those with no faith understand Karmic Law.
You don’t need to meditate, become some enlightened hippie, visit an Ashram, or become a vegan to understand karma. It’s principles are universal and transfixed into everyday life. There is no such thing as bad or good karma.
Karma is simply what is.
For example, there are green and red lights at a traffic stop. Green doesn’t mean good or bad, neither does red, but if you run a red light, consequences can occur.
When you look at our environment, you can see that the actions of human beings in the form of burning fossil fuels, factory farmed animals, monocultured crops, and extreme political polarization are causing the warming of the planet at an alarming rate, breeding poor health outcomes from frankenfoods, and halting our governmental progression.
Karma works in other ways as well.
People that choose to serve others seem to be happier. Those who give their money and time to charitable causes tend to get rewarded ten-fold. Same goes for those who take care of their health.
Karma is working with you today.
With every thought you think, every action you take, you create your reality. If you think good thoughts and do good deeds, good things will happen. It’s that simple.
Your decisions do more than just impact you, they impact the greater world.
“’When a bird is alive, it eats ants, when the bird has died, the ants eat it. One tree can be made into a million matchsticks but only one matchstick is needed to burn a million trees. Circumstances can change at any time. Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in this life. You may be powerful today but time is more powerful than you. So be good and do good.’” -Buddha