The Karmic Effect

I’ve been on the receiving end of some true beauty lately. Beauty through people’s small, but mindful actions.

A number of incidences in a row where I was unexpectedly gifted kindness, thoughtfulness, or love got me thinking about the concept of karma.

In our modern day many people view karma as a repercussion or pay-back.

A more accurate definition of karma is Cause and Effect. This puts us in the driver’s seat of our lives. What Cause are we going to actively, mindfully, consciously choose to create?

Instead of focusing on the “effect” or what we expect to receive, when we put the emphasis on what we choose to cause, consciously and subconsciously, we begin to tap into that karmic energy.

If for every cause there is an effect, our actions, small or large, take on a whole new potential. It suggests that we are already creating the “Change we wish to see in the world.”

So what kind of world are we creating?

What actions, thoughts, energies are we putting out in our internal and external worlds? And what actions, thoughts, and energies are we taking in to our bodies, minds, and hearts?

The Sanskrit definition of karma is literally “action.” We can think of it as freedom of choice. Free will to act and react as we choose.

As Wayne Dyer puts it: “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

Let’s all be the change we wish to see, from the smallest aspect of our lives to the largest. Every action has an effect.

Live mindfully. Act consciously. Create change.