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The Elusive Notion of Karma
But Karmic law in action mustn't be confused with receiving a certain "reward" or "punishment" for a certain action. It is not about divine or human justice. Karmic law is the result of a natural law. The idea of moral justice (or reward and punishment), comes from the human conception of a superior being, a God, that passes judgment and decides what's good and what's evil. This idea originated in Judeo-Christian thought. Karma is part of an Eastern system of thought, by which each and every human being is responsible for what he or she creates or destroys.
The Law of Thought
But it so happens that no thought is isolated from others. One thought leads to another, and another, and yet another. This leads us to act according to them, like the waves in the water. As time goes by, we end up becoming "everything we have thought."
Attraction or Rejection
Karma is a perfect mirror for human functioning within relationships. It's important to remember that what you love about another person, that's you. What you reject in another person, that's you too.
Some questions to help understand your personal needs might be:
We can either accept or change any characteristic about ourselves. This process helps us deepen the love and trust we have in ourselves, and helps us to stop hating any of the characteristics we previously disliked in others. As long as we pose questions, our minds find the answers in our actions. We have to pay attention to, and value, everything that's happening around us.
What unites us to other people are our thoughts and emotions. If something negative happens between you and another person, and you do not forgive him/her, you will not be forgiving yourself either. You will negatively relate to him/her, and be negatively linked to your emotions and thoughts. Then, you will repeat that negative experience with another person, although this time it may be even more negative than before.
With the law of Karma at work, we always attract the exact type of person that corresponds with our thoughts and feelings. Perfect, isn't that so?
For that reason, only when we know very clearly what we want for ourselves will we be able to commit in a unique, stable, harmonic, and wondrous way. Everything depends on our inner reality.