This law describes the cause-and-effect relationship between actions and fate, denying random correlations. Within this concept even thoughts and words engender consequences. It is understood that we weave our spirit into life and relate with others in ways that create meaningful connections through time and space. Therefore it would make sense to raise our awareness and deliberate before taking action rather than acting out on impulses and desires. We are to consider the impact we have on others and balance it against the pursuit of pleasure. Choosing consciously and wisely becomes an important goal when you know that reckless behaviors that cause suffering won’t lead to happiness. The saying “Who lives by the sword, will die by the sword” describes the karmic train of events where decisions take us down a certain track and enable events that would never occur under other circumstances. Thoughts are creative as we may venture out or withdraw depending on our own mental content, which is a reaction to prior behaviors and experiences. One thing leads to another. Friends have friends who open doors or set traps. Karma can be a disquieting concept when one looks back, but instead of giving in to regret and remorse, one could let go of shame and blame, guilt and resentments. It is done by owning up to our own part and making amends. This can reset the tracks and change the direction the train is going and so...one receives another chance... for a new land where the grass really is greener.
“Your future is generated by the choices you are making in every moment of your life” – Deepak Chopra