What Goes Around, Comes Around*

I confess that I really have not studied "Karma" and do not know what it is all about but I do believe that "what goes around, comes around". 

"Good" things are more likely to BRING more good things into our lifes.

Bad actions are very apt to have negative consequences.

In the musical, "The Sound of Music" Julie Andrews sings "somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good" (Nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could) This has always resonated with me yet I feel that doing good things does not always bring good into our lives. We can be treated with injustice rather than good for good we have done. It has happened to me many times in my life but I still do NOT regret doing good. I ultimately have to live with the consequences of my own behavior and I would rather "treat those who don't deserve it" as if they do rather than not. My conscience is clear and I live in peace knowing that I did what I wanted to do; despite the lack of return. My great personal wealth is gained by the good that I have done and am pleased with having done more so than the good that has been done to me. These are ironically and unjustly disproportionate. 

I truly believe that "bad behavior" does NOT yield good things. I can only wish that they yield direct, instantaneous and equal consequences to those who do them consciously. I see so many controlling people who think that by their "power of manipulation" that they will "win" over the meek and loving person. This is an illusion. Their "bad" behavior WILL come back on them when they die alone. They will feel the loneliness that comes from what they have done to others who finally realized that their lives were worth FAR MORE and left to live them. My heart does not break when someone deliberately manipulates and hurts others and then reaps the consequences of their behavior. In this, I believe that Karma will work things out even when we can't. 

*The proverb originated in the United States in the 1970s. The earliest appearance in print was 1974 in Eddie Stone's book, 'Donald Writes No More.' The Russian equivalent is...'As the call, so is the echo.'..." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).
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May 9, 2012