So many people misunderstand Karma and it leads to all kinds of spiritual impediments. Karma is more about the fine line between Yin and Yang than it is about what comes around goes around. This isn’t some system of spiritual justice. Karma exists before duality. Karma isn’t about wrong being righted by goodness. That’s a Western idea. There is no right and wrong. Otherwise you have to delay your own living while you wait around for someone to get their comeuppance. That’s not Karma. Karma is more like a wave. It has a crest, but to have that it must also have a trough. We can call those good and bad or right and wrong but that’s a mental judgment we’re placing over the wave—it’s not the wave itself. And you know that’s true because one person’s crest can easily be another person’s trough. I hope that helps you understand, because that, (along with Karma Schmarma) has got to be the best description for Karma I’ve ever come up with. Let the past go. Get on with creating today. And make it a great one!
Note: Everyone who posts or shares a quote does so with the very best of intentions. That said, I have created the series of Other Perspectives blog posts in an effort to prevent some of these ideas from entering into people’s consciousness unchallenged. These quotes range from silly to dangerous and—while I intend no offence to their creators—I do use these rebuttals to help define and delineate the larger message I’m attempting to convey in my own work. I do hope you find them helpful in your pursuit of both psychological and spiritual health.
Following a serious childhood brain injury Scott McPherson unwittingly spent his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and the self. This made him as strange to others as they were to him. Seeing the self-harm people created with their own over-thinking, Scott dedicated part of his life to helping others live with greater awareness. He is currently a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB, where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.