Karma, Time and the Unexpected

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In Hinduism and Buddhism, karma is the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. Informally, we consider karma as our destiny or fate, connecting the effect and cause.

I tend to believe in that concept. I also believe that nothing we experience is accidental. Our life events, people around us, may be part of some bigger, metaphysical machinery. Our universe may operate as a system of connected gears. When we meet, we learn, inspire, influence each other, and alter life choices that shape our future. Yes, it all sounds mystical, and certainly, there is no proof this is the case. No wonder some may be questioning karma; so many negative characters seem to away stay out of trouble, while good people suffer all the time. But karma concept makes no less sense as believing in yin–yang or gods. Actually, it ‘s good to have religious/spiritual (R/S) believes, it adds a lot of value, enriches our existence, helps to answer the question about the meaning of life. A large volume of research shows that people who are more R/S have better mental health and adapt more quickly to health problems compared to those who are less R/S.

Assuming karma-based universe model is real, it shapes our fate. It creates the right opportunities at the right time. Unexpected opportunities that crystallize right in front of us. One day there is none, the other day, there is some.  One should be actively pursuing them to increase the chances of good luck. Even, if you do not believe in karma, you know you can not force your destiny, you can just make an attempt to bend it to your liking.

Ultimately, no-one knows what is ahead of us. This is equally exciting as it is nerve-wracking. We can just try to stay positive and keep fighting the good fight.

May the force (karma) be with you.

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