“What goes around, comes around”
“We reap what we sow”
“Where there is an action, there must be an equal or greater reaction”

Whatever we want to call it, everything we do has a consequence.

The concept of “karma” is one of the simplest yet most profound laws of the Universe. Most of us understand that everything has a cause and an effect, yet we still lack true comprehension of this. Otherwise, we wouldn’t act in harmful ways towards ourselves and others.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, we can easily see this law in the simple act of kicking a ball. As we exert force on the ball, it will inevitably move. All inanimate objects are bound to universal laws and so are we.

If we overeat we’ll gain weight.
If we drink too much we’ll get sick.

But karma isn’t bound to the physical world. It affects dimensions far more subtle than this one. Have you ever thought about the effects of your thoughts or your words?

Everything we do has an effect.

If we lie, we’ll exude dishonesty through our aura. We can cause pain to whoever we are lying to and even harm those close to them who are affected by their sorrow. A simple lie seems innocent at a glance, but if we look deeper, we can recognize the ripple effects reaching individuals we would’ve never imagined would become affected.

What about our thoughts? Our thoughts have energy as well, and we cannot be thinking offensive thoughts all day without a consequence.

Some people create physical illnesses that appear to be “random” and have no explanation. Others may experience shifts in their energy. This is why all people have a different “feel” to them, and you can sometimes tell whether someone is happy, angry, or even jealous without having to exchange a word with them.

Everything has a cause.

When we look into all situations, it is clear that nothing is random. We want to recognize this in our daily lives. Why do we suffer? Why do we suddenly feel down and depressed? We can only understand our suffering through the observation of our thoughts and actions.

As humans, we are bound to the laws, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use them to our advantage. What kind of life do we want to live? Some circumstances are beyond our control, but we certainly don’t want to make life harder by creating additional pain.

Observe yourself constantly. Be a watcher of your thoughts and consciously decide the type of person you wish to be. Every moment you are given the chance to think and act better. What kind of harvest do you wish to reap?