What is the deal with Karma? Is it for real? Is it coincidence with a fancy name? Consequence put in a higher power's hands?
I have been thinking about it a lot lately. It is an old belief that spans different religions. Some believe it is run by a higher power and others believe it is more of a natural cause and effect. It isn't Fate. It is a reaction not necessarily "due" a person, but caused by a persons' actions. We talk about it a lot as a payback, though. It originated more as what keeps balance in the world. It was interesting researching it a bit. Essentially there is no good and bad Karma then, right? Just Karma.
Though in my life there are plenty of times I could think of Karma, I think about it the most living off of rt 117. It is a hairy road to turn on to. Ever since moving here, I flash my lights and wave my hands to a lot of cars that are trying to cross the road or turn on or off of the road. I give many people the opportunity to get to where they are going without having to wait, some times of day easily 4 minutes, just to turn on to it. SO many drivers look right through me. Nope nope. I am going. I am going to keep driving. Well, I don't. I figure the more people I wave on to that road- flooding them with relief from the waiting and intense concentration on the math problem: Timing + Velocity + Dick Factor- the more people who will allow me to join the stream when I need to. Is that selfish?
Or you know what? Maybe my mom will need someone to chat with her while in line at the pharmacy. Maybe my dad will need a smile after he stumbles a bit and looks around for a steady place to put his hand. Perhaps someone will help my child figure out a situation when I am not around. Maybe my good actions can go into the world and return to someone I love? That sounds pretty lovely.
Now, go forth and let me on the road.