El Reno, OK
I had a difficult time thinking of a word starting with K that I could blog about. Finally I settled on KARMA.
Karma is usually associated with Mideastern religions. Some of those religions explain that a Supreme Being plays a role in Karma. Others say it is a natural law, not a punishment but a consequence of a natural act. In short, cause and effect.
One saying of the West is "What goes around, comes around".
I had never heard much about the word Karma until I starting watching a TV program a few years back called My Name is Earl. The story line was about Earl who had a less than stellar history. He bought a lottery ticket and won a nice sum of money. From there he felt a need to make up for his past bad deeds and compiled a list of those people he wronged. In his efforts to make right he encountered some difficulties but in the end he usually learned a lesson. He blamed it on Karma.
We all encounter life's challenges. But how often it is of our own making. We overspend and get ourselves into financial binds. We ignore obvious signs of a health issue and it becomes worse. We gossip or make a remark about a friend or relative and it comes back to bite us in the butt. We over eat, don't exercise and have health issues as a result. The list goes on and on.
What do you think? Is it Karma or the results caused by our own actions.
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