cause and effect. “what goes around, comes around”. karma is the basic principle that every action has a reaction. especially when i was younger, i found a lot of peace knowing that the universe, would handle things for me. i still do.
in yoga this week, the instructor was taking about being open. and how with karma, it’s based on your actions. being kind to yourself. take care of you. this is the best way that you can help heal yourself and the universe.
when i think about karma and what i’m doing to envoke good karma, it’s complex. how do i invoke good karma without causing harm to others?
i look at it this way- if it’s personal or universal. if it’s personal- does it leave me feeling better? if so, then yes. if not, then i will make necessary changes and be grateful for the lesson. if it’s universal- are others benefiting? who is benefiting? was that my intention?
every single thing comes back to intention.
karma is based in everything that i do. from taking a break when i need to, to writing, to reading, to silence.
so while the work of anti-racism and advocating may be tiring, know that you are engaging in good work.
you are promoting good karma for yourself and the universe, just like our ancestors did before us.