The 7 Laws of Karma
What is karma? It is defined as the relationship between a person’s mental and physical action and the consequences that follow that action.
We constantly create karma through actions, thoughts, words, attitudes, expectations, and lifestyle. This means that karma produces both positive and negative consequences.
The 7 laws of karma are ones that I wish I knew much sooner in my life, and why they are a huge focus in terms of my personal growth and development as I strive to be the best version of myself that I can be.
The Great Law
Whatever we put into the universe will come back to us.
When we decide what we want in life, the universe will shift to make that happen. What we often fail to realize is how that happens is never the way we envisioned it in our heads. Oftentimes it takes an open mind to see how the universe is giving us exactly what we want.
The Law of Creation
Life does not happen by itself, we need to make it happen.
Wishful thinking takes us nowhere. We need to make things happen, make dreams come true. Otherwise they just stay as dreams, and that is a sad thing. It takes courage to participate in life and create the life we each want for ourselves.
This isn’t easy. Not by any stretch of the imagination. But if we don’t take the risks by making things happen, life will pass us by and be over before we know it.
The Law of Humility
One must accept something in order to change it.
Don’t gloss over things, especially when it is a tough or painful subject. Face it, accept it, understand and own it, and then change it.
You know the concept of making a mess in order to clean something? If you’ve ever tried to rearrange or purge a space, you know exactly what I mean. You take everything out, make a huge mess, then put it back together exactly how you want it to be. I feel that the law of humility and accepting something in order to change it functions the exact same way. There is real work to accept something before we can change it.
The Law of Responsibility
We must take responsibility for what is in our lives.
I dislike the fact that it is so much easier to blame something or someone else for the things that happen in our lives, instead of taking responsibility for ourselves, our words, and actions.
By having the capacity to take responsibility for ourselves is where real growth and change can happen. Which is why it isn’t easy. If it were easy, everybody would do it.
The Law of Change
History repeats itself until we learn from it and change our path.
This goes hand in hand with the above laws of karma. It takes work, responsibility, ownership, and growth to make changes happen. We are all more than capable of change, of breaking cycles and not allowing history to repeat itself. The real question is, are you willing to put the time and effort into making change happen?
The Law of Patience and Reward
The most valuable rewards require persistence.
One of my favorite quotes is, “what you focus on grows.” Because it is the truth. The question for you is, are you giving your focus to the right aspects of your life to make change and growth happen?
It is always easier to focus on negative things, the easier path, or even the immediate picture instead of the bigger picture of our lives. That is why it is necessary to focus on the right aspects of our lives, and to keep working toward goals to make them happen.
Stephen King didn’t get to where he is by just submitting his manuscript to one publisher and giving up after rejection. Phil Knight didn’t create the most recognized brand in the world by accepting rejections as he tried to grow his business before branching out and creating Nike. It takes persistence and an unwillingness to give up. Those are just two examples.
You are capable of greatness just as much as anyone else. Don’t give up, be persistent.
The Law of Significance and Inspiration
Rewards are the result of the energy and effort we put into it.
If you aren’t willing to put the work into something, the desired results are just a dream. You have to work toward goals and really focus on turning dreams and goals into realities.
Are you willing to put in the energy and effort for the rewards? That is a question I often ask myself when I’m debating how I want to make changes in my life. Is the desired reward worth the effort I’m putting into it? Thinking about that and asking that question can be a huge motivation if the answer is yes. If the answer is no, it is time to decide on a different path altogether.
The 7 Laws of Karma Notes
One of the biggest things that I think people forget about or often overlook is that karma has both positive and negative consequences. Everybody says, “karma is a bitch” but I disagree. Karma can be a really positive thing.
But to be a positive aspect in our lives, it takes real personal growth and a focus on our development. Which is something far too many people overlook, just skip because it is difficult, or just try to avoid.
The 7 Laws of Karma Discussion
Do you believe in karma? Do you try to put positive thoughts and actions into the world? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!