Yesterday, I wrote about the virtues of having good Karma. Having good Karma is something that you can have control over. Simply stated, by being good to things that surround your life, you will have a good life. Or, as I like to put it, what goes around, comes around.
The practice of having and generating good Karma is something that most of us learn in life from trials and errors. We realize that by doing bad things, saying bad things. and thinking bad things often leads to bad things.
Just as I was believing that most every adult that I come in contact with believes in the ideas of Karma, I found someone who doesn’t. While I will not go into detail on how this person has touched my life, I will say that I do not want that person in my life any longer. I do not have time for the added stress and baggage that comes with a person like this. And, even though this person was using their ‘bad Karma’ to take down a person that I deeply care for, I will not be sucked into this persons world of non-function.
More than anything, I feel deeply sorry for this person, and anyone else, who has not discovered the wasted energy and come-around effect associated with bad Karma. Like many of these people, this person spends his day trying to cover for his misdeeds. He is constantly being confronted by people he has tried to take down. Of course, he has problems in relationships- a recent bad divorce is proof. He is generally over-controlling and and grandiose. This person suffers from not being able to find his inner peace and basically, a lack of belief in the ideas of Karma.
Whether or not you believe in the practice of Karma, you probably have learned that for every action there is a reaction. If you attempt to cross the street in the middle of heavy traffic- you’ll most likely get hit.
What is inner peace?
Inner peace, or peace of mind, refers to a state of being. To have inner peace means to be mentally or spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep yourself strong in the face of discord or stress. To be “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis).
As adults we attempt to strive to inner peace because it is the best way to achieve a stress-free lifestyle. Being stress-free means that we have more time to focus on the things that are productive and we can live a healthier life.
Most adults work hard to find their inner peace. They do it by meditating, doing Yoga, painting or in other ways. I find my inner peace by running with my dog every morning. My morning runs help the chemicals in my brain stay stable which keeps me far away from being depressed or stressed. I like to think through ideas and projects while I appreciate nature.
Researchers say that finding inner peace is important to every part of your life. It helps you perform better on your job and be more loving in your relationships.
You know that you have your inner peace and are in tune with your good Karma when you come across someone who isn’t. You can either be sucked into their world or feel deeply sorry for them. Luckily, you are able to move on while they are still at war with everything and everyone around them.
Will this person in my life ever find his inner peace?
I pray for him that he does. That’s what any good Karma person would do.
I also walk away from him because keeping my good Karma is way more important that his issues.