Karma . . .

Karma is known by several different ideas, including:

Pay It Forward;

What goes around, comes around; and

What you send out to the universe comes back to you, three fold.

The reason I bring this up now is my recent accident, when I fell off of our porch and broke my wrist, among many other injuries.

I’m firmly convinced that, if I had not already had a history of doing everything I could to help others in their time of need, it is very likely that I would not have been aided by a good Samaritan when I fell off of the porch.

It is my humble opinion that, if we all did everything we could, without thought for compensation, to be of service to the world around us, none of us would be left wanting when we needed the help of others.

This is not meant to advocate for any form of socialist or communist doctrine.  Quite the contrary, I know that the universe operates on a doctrine of “growth or perish” type of philosophy.  I’m just hoping to balance pure capitalism with the concept of – as some religions phrase it – “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”  Being selfish is no more sustainable than being a doormat.

The universe does not work that way.  Everything is about balance.  We must learn to work together.