Philosphy? Here?

Do you believe in Karma?

Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for ones own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others.

I don’t know if I do; I mean, I get it and in some situations I can see how Karma worked. But, I’m not 100% sold.

Sometimes, though, I feel like what some people go through, heartaches and all, is due to the negative “force” they’ve caused upon others. But, sometimes, I think that’s me doing some “wishful thinking”.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t “wish” for bad things to happen to people; but I do feel those who have have caused pain onto others should feel pain themselves.

I’ll let you in on a ‘secret’…

A little history: my ex father-in-law wasn’t the nicest person; I’m sure his intentions were to be nice, but I saw through it. He was very controlling; narcissistic; and… just all around negative. I didn’t care for him and I honestly felt bad for my his wife, my exes mom, my ex mother-in-law. I believe, at the point I entered into the family, it was a love-less marriage.

With that being said, when my ex told me, after we had split, that his dad was in a coma due to a ruptured aneurysm, I was happy (not like giddy, jumping up and down happy, but happy that others in the family are finally going to be out from his negativity). I was hoping he would die. I told this to Greg and he told me to take it back. I refused. Greg never met that “man”; never heard how he talked to his wife, children, and only grandchild; never saw how he treated his family. And, partially, it was because of him, my ex father-in-law, that I decided to stop seeing the family and ultimately ended my relationship with my ex (again, no the only, and whole reason, for the end of marriage – but it was a factor). I don’t wish for people to die, literally or figuratively. But, a slight part of me does hope that those who have cause me (or others – speaking generally) pain, or some other ‘negative’ emotion, that karma will eventually catch-up with them.

Not to get too engrossed in beliefs, religion, and “the universe”… I don’t know what I believe in; at least 100%. I think I believe in “what goes around, comes around”, and “everything happens for a reason”. But, it’s really hard to believe in anything when one has struggled all their life (childhood and all).

When Greg was approved for the new credit card and saw the limit, he told me that he prayed to God for help and felt this was the answer to his prayer. I don’t know if I whole-heart-idly believe in that; to me, being approved and with the limit given was due to our hard work over the last year and a half on improving our credit. But, if I were to believe in what Greg believes in, about God and prayer, then I might agree with him.

I believe I am too much of a realist; the clichĂ© “seeing is believing” theory (or possibly philosophical realism).

Going to end it here; can get way too involved, especially after reading all the different types of “realism”.

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4 thoughts on “Philosphy? Here?

  1. I liked this post.

    I do believe in karma. Yet sometimes I can’t understand when some people who may have done nothing ‘wrong’ to anyone else suffer hard times. Where’s the justice in that? In some situations it doesn’t seem fair. But I also believe the “boomerang” effect of karma isn’t always quick and immediate. To get back what you give might happen slowly, discreetly, and over a lifetime where for others it is quick and obvious. Does that make any sense?

    I’m a realist too. I don’t necessarily resort to prayer (though I do sometimes meditate, which is different) but I don’t think it does anyone any harm if they do. My problem with prayer is if people (and I am not implying Greg falls into this category because he prayed for help) rely TOO much on prayer and don’t do anything to help themselves.

  2. I liked this post.

    I do believe in karma. Yet sometimes I can’t understand when some people who may have done nothing ‘wrong’ to anyone else suffer hard times. Where’s the justice in that? In some situations it doesn’t seem fair. But I also believe the “boomerang” effect of karma isn’t always quick and immediate. To get back what you give might happen slowly, discreetly, and over a lifetime where for others it is quick and obvious. Does that make any sense?

    I’m a realist too. I don’t necessarily resort to prayer (though I do sometimes meditate, which is different) but I don’t think it does anyone any harm if they do. My problem with prayer is if people (and I am not implying Greg falls into this category because he prayed for help) rely TOO much on prayer and don’t do anything to help themselves.

  3. Well…I’m not sure what I believe…I think I kind of believe in Karma, but I’m not so sure.

    I think that things happen for a reason and if that’s not the universes way of telling us all to shape the hell up, I dunno what is. lol

    I think that we all need to use our heads and think about all the consequences before we act…

    I’m guilty of not following that advice…we’ll see if Karma comes back to bite me in the ass more than it already has.

    Btw, don’t think I’m ignoring you, I’ve just been dealing with a shit ton of stuff lately. Much love!

  4. Well…I’m not sure what I believe…I think I kind of believe in Karma, but I’m not so sure.

    I think that things happen for a reason and if that’s not the universes way of telling us all to shape the hell up, I dunno what is. lol

    I think that we all need to use our heads and think about all the consequences before we act…

    I’m guilty of not following that advice…we’ll see if Karma comes back to bite me in the ass more than it already has.

    Btw, don’t think I’m ignoring you, I’ve just been dealing with a shit ton of stuff lately. Much love!

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