What is Karma? You may ask this question as most people have a misconception about this term. They think karma stands for retribution or punishment. But Karma actually stands for action. To explain it clearly, Karma is something akin to Newton’s third law of motion- “for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction”. The term was initially used to give us a direction for a better life. So, if you feel your life is moving wayward, here are 10 laws of karma which can give your life a new purpose and meaning.
- “As you sow, so shall you reap”
This is known as the Great Law of Karma which explains that we face the consequences of our own action sooner or later. So if you want peace and harmony in your life, stick to doing good deeds.
- The Law of Creation
In order to make life happen, you need to participate in the process. We are surrounded by something which gives hints to our inner state. So surround yourself with whatever or whom you want in your life.
- The Law of Humility
In order to change something, you need to accept it. If the only thing you see is negativity or enmity, then you are not focused on a higher level of existence.
- The Law of Growth
We have only control over ourselves; it is a gift given to us. If we want to grow spiritually, we shall focus on changing ourselves. You have a particular place to reach and you will be there sooner or later.
- The Law of Responsibility
If you are having any trouble in your life, then there must be something wrong with you. You choose your own course of action and take responsibilities of your life.
- The Law of Connection
Everything in this world is connected, be it something large or small and even our past, present and future. If we desire to change something, we must strive to bring a change in these connections.
- The Law of Focus
You should only focus on one thing at a time. When you focus on something having a bigger spiritual meaning, you have no time to spare for negative thoughts like greed, hatred or anger.
- The Law of Giving and Hospitality
If you believe something to be true, you must demonstrate that through your action.
- The Law of Here and Now
You should not have old thoughts, a reminder of your past actions and judgments obstruct your way for a better future. In order to progress in life, you should focus on your present.
- The Law of Patience and Reward
In order to be rewarded in life, you need to toil hard for it. Again, in order to do hard work, you should have the patience to do it. When you do what you are supposed to be doing and believe that sooner or later you are going to be rewarded, there lie the seeds of true joy.