I have decided that I will add a new branch to my karmatillery, and that is to add the concept of karmabliss.
The way I see it, karma is an integral part of life. True, it may take it’s sweet time coming around, but is it because we are waiting for something in particular to “just happen” or are we just missing what can be considered a little piece of karma?
Don’t get me wrong. I believe that if you want something, you have to work for it, end of. However, if you have a life of significant challenges, it helps to have some level of a belief system. I don’t subscribe to a religion, in fact I have developed my own belief system from a wide range of beliefs and philosophy, but the key point here, is that when it is all a bit dark, and life has beat you upside the chops with a sock full of pool balls, it is reassuring to think that what goes around, comes around
I don’t do nice things to get things back, not at all. I am also the first person to say that there is no such thing as “true altruism” as there is always a level of delight to be obtained from making your workmates a cake “just because” or sending a text to a friend to say you are thinking of them, but there are many people who do not go to that level for others?
Anyhoo, I digress. I have been through the mill in the past two years, and in fact, I have probably had more “challenges” in my life than most (to the level where the Wookie is adamant that I was the head puppy/baby/kittenkiller in a past life…seriously, my luck is THAT bad and I have been through THAT much) . I was beginning to consider that karma might reward me with, I don’t know, a lottery win, or a miracle cure for what I have…and I was getting really quite frustrated about it….you know the type of whine “I am a good person, I try, why is it I always get the short end of the stick????” yada yada yada. Now that sort of behaviour doesn’t get any of us ANYWHERE. *pondering why my netbook return key has packed in right at this very moment when writing about karma????*……….*toddle over to desktop PC*
Hmmmmmmm…that was odd. Anyway, I have established that although unavoidable, feeling a bit sorry for myself when I am in the wars and run down is not going to achieve anything and will just kick off a downward spiral that I want to avoid at any opportunity. Therefore, today I considered the concept of those little things which really…REALLY…do matter whilst you wouldn’t think they were a karmariffic reward. So, is it denial of reality?
Not in the slightest. It is enriching. You notice more around you, you experience more..it is almost a hightened sense of awareness. EG. Going back to the last two years…it’s all been a bit pap in all honesty, and at times, I have been utterly defeated by it all. I really do not like having to live where I do, and it was something completely out of my control. However, the karmabliss out of that negativity, was fluttering about in my back yard today, ripping out weeds, tidying up the plants and sitting out as the rain started, just being happy at what I had achieved. Some people would say “you have only done a bit of gardening” and that misses the point of karma. I was ABLE to do the gardening. I saw bees and ladybirds all ower. I felt ACCOMPLISHED. The tiny bit of garden I have looks delightful. The rain was light and warm. See, little reward there that I wouldn’t have had if I wasn’t in the house I am in. Karmabliss is delighting in the small, seemingly insignificant things.
Karmabliss also covers the HUGE stuff…you know, the really ubernasty, fetid, “smoosh your face into a pile of gravel, glass and cat poo” events. For me, March was sh*te, to the power of infinty. Seriously, anything that could go wrong, did. It carried on into April and in all honesty, I reached my lowest point in many years on the last day of April. Daaaaaaaark. Karma decided to let me recover for a bit and sort myself out, and then, a plan was in place out of nowhere, and as a result, I saw a friend I haven’t seen for 17 years. I am not going to go into just how much that short time meant to me, but suffice to say, friends are the family we make for ourselves and I reckon karma knows what it is doing by giving me that opportunity. It’s great to be reminded of who you are and of the really good people in your world.
So karmabliss, it is the little delights from your endeavours and it is the huge rewards which are the light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to know how to spot it and embrace it (“,)