You might have heard about karma countless times. In fact, you might have even used this word at times too. In eastern cultures, when someone does something bad, people often say that karma will hit them back. And when someone does something good, people say that they will be rewarded for their good deeds.
So, what is this karma that people keep talking about? Who keeps stock of our karma? And who decides which karma will lead to which consequences? In this article, we are going to answer these questions and explore the law of karma in more detail.
The Law of Karma
Karma means action. That’s it! Whatever action you do, whether small or big, is your karma. So, when you wake up in the morning and drink a glass of water, that is your karma. When you drive to work, that’s another karma. When you donate to charity, that’s yet another karma. So, you can imagine how much karma we are constantly generating every day of our lives.
Many people confuse karma with destiny or luck. That’s not quite true. Karma can influence your destiny and luck, but it is not these things. It is merely your actions. For example, if you helped a person who got into an accident, your good karma might prevent you from getting into an accident somewhere down the road (even if you were destined to).
As you can probably tell, the law of karma is one of the critical laws that determine how your life story unfolds. Every day, the people, events, and situations that crop up in your life are somehow connected to your past karma. We might not understand or know which karma correlates to which situation in life, but you can rest assured that it is all connected.
How Does The Law of Karma Work?
By now, you must have some understanding of this law. Now, let’s dive deeper into some of the bigger questions you might have. Who keeps stock of our karma, and who decides how they will play out?
Well, you might have heard of Newton’s laws of motion. One of these laws says that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. While Newton was mainly talking about the motion of an object, this law perfectly describes the consequences of your actions. The type of result you get depends on your karma. In other words, every karma has an equal and opposite consequence. As you sow, so shall you reap.
Now, as the laws of motion are encoded into the very fabric of our reality, so is the law of karma. So, it’s our universe itself that keeps stock of our actions. And as far as the consequences are concerned, they work similarly to how the law of attraction works.
The law of attraction says that the type of energy you exude in the world dictates what you attract into your life. For example, if you let out gratitude for what you have, the universe will give you more of it. The law of karma works on similar lines. For instance, if you hurt someone emotionally, that will generate a certain type of energy and will get transmitted to the universe. In due course of time, this energy will come back to you, and that person (or someone else) might hurt you emotionally.
What’s great about this process is that the universe doesn’t discriminate in any way. You always get what you deserve, good or bad. If you think about it, there can’t be any better system or design than this!
Ways To Create Better Karma
So, now that you know all of this, you might be wondering how you can create better karma so that you can always live a happy, peaceful, and smooth life. Well, there are several ways. Let’s take a look at some of the best ones.
1) Be Mindful of Your Karma
This is perhaps the most obvious one. When you are mindful of your actions, you are aware of what you are doing in the present moment and why. You will think about the consequences of your actions before doing them. You will also be inclined to think about how your actions will affect other people, beings, and the planet. This alone will ensure that you do a lot more good deeds than bad.
2) Meditate Regularly
You might already know how powerful meditation is. It not only improves your physical, mental, and emotional health, but it also serves as a way to boost your manifestation process. But did you know that it can also help you soften the consequences of your past bad karma? Eastern spiritual texts mention that when you meditate regularly, your soul gets cleansed of negative energies. Your mind and heart also get purified. This can lead to the subversion of the effects of bad karma that you might have done in your life.
3) Forgive Other People
When people wrong you in any way, you might carry anger and resentment toward them for a really long time. While you might be justified to do so, this actually keeps making sure that more and more people hurt you in some way. What you need to do is detach yourself from the wrongdoings of others. Forgive them and move on with your life. Let the universe handle their karma. If you do this, you will experience peace and feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.
4) Practice Gratitude
As mentioned above, when you practice gratitude for the things you already have in your life, the universe gives you more of them. So, in a sense, your practice of gratitude is your karma that leads to favorable consequences in the future. So, you need to maintain a gratitude journal and write in it every day. Simply mention all the things and people you are blessed to have in your life and thank the universe for it.