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The power of karma

ALTHOUGH I think of myself as a fighter, I try to choose my battles as much as possible. Sometimes I just cry to calm myself. Maybe this is because I also strongly believe in karma. For me, even if you are silent when you are persecuted, in time, the person who wronged you will also feel the same pain he or she has caused you. The universe will serve as the retribution of what you deserve. Let me share stories I guess are related to bad karmas.

I remember a teacher who is known to befriend her students and tries to create bad stories about her co-teachers because she is a pleaser and is very competitive. Even sacrificing her best friends’ reputation. She talks behind her friend’s back of things even below the belt. She does it to others without remorse. As a consequence in the end, it was her who suffered as a bad side of her was publicly known. Everybody became distant and didn’t want to work with her anymore. People started back stabbing her -- a dose of her own medicine.

I also had a client who was diagnosed with depression as she was left by her husband because of her attitude to look down on others. She is a nurse from a middle-class family but she acts as if she was born from a royal family. She thinks highly of herself. Her husband is a hard-working engineer but she kept on telling people she could have married a better one. When their children have grown up the husband decides to leave her and annul the marriage. The man is now married to one of the best doctors in town.

Another client of mine was insulted by his superior and was told that his published paper had no substance. My client was affected as he was expecting motivation and words of encouragement from his boss instead of being ridiculed and mocked. When he recovered, he did not stop writing until he was acknowledged and was told his papers and stories moved lives. It was found out that the abusive boss poorly treats his subordinates. Because of this, he was forced to resign. Unfortunately, he was in bad debt and wasn’t supposed to leave the job anytime soon.

I guess coincidences are never true because whatever happens in our lives are fated by our previous lives. We must not celebrate the misfortune of others because it can lead us to our own downfall. A friend of mine even says that karma now comes digital – because it comes fast! Indeed, bad karma is real, and is impossible to escape!

I believe if we choose to be good and share the joy with others, it will all come back to us multiple times. Why backfight others to compete when it does not lead to joy? Why discriminate when it withers love and respect? Why criticize a humble soul when it destroys dreams? Remember that how we treat others is how karma will treat us.


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