I Believe in Karma

Elisabeth - miami beach, Florida
Entered on December 10, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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I believe in Karma.

From the stem of human existence it has been apparent that the negative as well as positive actions that one takes on others can greatly affect the upcoming events in their life. I believe that the world takes care of itself, and how one conducts themselves in their life will affect their future and how others treat them back. Whenever I worry and preoccupy myself getting worked up over someone mistreating me or hurting my feelings, my mother always reassures me and tells me not to worry, that karma will take care of it. My mother has passed down the belief of Karma to me. She has always taught me that by doing good things you will only get good in return. I believe in Karma because I know that what goes around comes around. For example, if a man selflessly gives to charity and later on in his life he becomes wealthy and successful; his success is in return for his charity work and kindness towards helping others. I believe that the world takes care of itself, and paralleling yin and yang, good must correspond with bad.

According to the Oxford American Dictionary, “Karma is the sum of a person’s actions in this, and previous states of existence, viewed as a deciding factor of their fate and future existences.” Karma’s importance can be reflected in its strong influence and emphasis in people’s lives throughout the world. To me, as well as to everybody who believes in it, Karma is very powerful. It can shape your life and determine the actions you perform. For example, one might do a kind deed for somebody in hopes of achieving good Karma and gaining great things in return. I am a firm believer that if you insult someone, and then for instance trip, it is the doing of Karma. I do not just believe in Karma, but I have witnessed it and have lived through karmic experiences. Experiencing Karma has helped me become an even greater believer. Undoubtedly in the past, I have chosen certain paths to take in life that involve good Karma to come back to me; and in the end, I am happy that I have chosen those paths.

Throughout my life, Karma has been evident. It has helped me, guided me, and has even demonstrated to me why certain things occur. I believe in Karma and the good in people, and I can only hope that someday everybody will only possess good Karma, and bad Karma will be eliminated.