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Do you believe in karma?

I took a quick trip to Savannah this weekend and I had a ball. I absolutely love it there and going on Halloween weekend only made it more…interesting. We took one of those ghosts and graveyard tours throughout historical parts of the city. A lot of history there!

As I was putting on a brave front, I was thinking that it was a good thing I didn’t have any bad karma coming my way. That would probably have been a good time to pay for something I had done to somebody else…well, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Do you believe in karma? Do you find comfort knowing that people that have treated you horribly in relationships will one day end up miserable?

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?!

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For Real

November 1st, 2010
10:07 am

Slim: “‘Zippppppppppppp aka Pebble Rock’” – But it’s still a good sore right?

Kym

November 1st, 2010
10:07 am

“Favor ain’t Fair”

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
10:09 am

Kym I am loving the cold :)

Are we talking about Karma like burning incense in your house and worshipping some little doll for good things to happen or karma in the sense of just reaping what you sow whether it be good or bad?

Raqi, I love what you just typed.

Sassy Me...feeling like new!! :-)

November 1st, 2010
10:10 am

you just trust that it will even out and move on your way…

Couldn’t have said it any better…live your life :)

For Real

November 1st, 2010
10:11 am

Raqi: “We all must face our consequences but truly it will only be for the wrong doing and not as an act of revenge on your part by a higher power.” – If people would stop believing their pain is the greatest pain ever witnessed by mankind then they wouldn’t sit around hoping, praying, or voodooing on some dude cause he left you.

SlimNumeroUno

November 1st, 2010
10:11 am

‘Speaking of faith, how you believe in a God and believe in karma at the sametime?’

For Real – isn’t that pretty much saying the same thing….You reap what you sow aka karma?? Anyhoo, yeah you’re right…it’s still a good sore. Could be a great sore but I don’t mind taking baby steps. lol

Raqi V

November 1st, 2010
10:12 am

Now have I heard of something bad happening to someone that I felt wronged me and thought “that’s what you get dog for hurting me”? Yes I have. But the truth remains that what happened to them is not necessarily a result of what they did to me.

Will I ever have that thought again? Yes, most definitely.

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
10:13 am

For Real, I agree with your 10:11 and will add that most people did not think that whatever bad happened to them in the first place…may just be something coming back on them. LOL

Trevor0529

November 1st, 2010
10:13 am

Do you believe in karma? Do you find comfort knowing that people that have treated you horribly in relationships will one day end up miserable?

While I do believe in karma? I find no comfort in those who have wronged me ending up miserable. If someone has wronged me, I wish them the best in life. I just get up, brush myself off, forgive myself and move on.

i'm swiss™ (but you can call me Mr. Goodnight)

November 1st, 2010
10:14 am

Delight — Are you a Brasileira??? Eu amo Brasileiras!!! ;-)

Kym

November 1st, 2010
10:17 am

@For Real..we all like to believe that the world stops for our pain..misery loves company and all that. That is why I said..we have to wrap our minds around that everything that has happen and will happen are the way they should be.

Kym

November 1st, 2010
10:18 am

@Purple R..glad you are enjoying the cold..(just don’t send any this way.) I would like a mild winter please.

For Real

November 1st, 2010
10:19 am

Slim: “isn’t that pretty much saying the same thing” – Karma according to hinduism and buddhism means the effects of a person’s actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation or the theory of inevitable consequence. Now how does that jive with Christianity and Jesus death on the cross for out sins?

Oh I do good helluva alot more times than I can do great.

i'm swiss™ (but you can call me Mr. Goodnight)

November 1st, 2010
10:20 am

On topic: Karma? Uh, no. All you have to do is take a look around you to know there’s no such thing. How many azzh0les do you see who are living the good life? And how many genuinely good people do you see struggling to get by? Karma is BS. Just another jedi mind trick by those who make (and break) the rules to keep the masses in submission.

SlimNumeroUno

November 1st, 2010
10:23 am

For Real – I see you trying to go deep on me…wish you would’ve done that last night. lmao But for real, point taken even though i was merely speaking in terms of reaping what you sow being equivalent to karma–> getting back what you put out. ;-)

For Real

November 1st, 2010
10:24 am

Kym: “That is why I said..we have to wrap our minds around that everything that has happen and will happen are the way they should be.” – Maybe I’m interpreting your post wrong because you are a Stealers fan but how does “free will” come into play with your assessment? So a poor decision was made because that’s way it should be?

Raqi V

November 1st, 2010
10:26 am

I have come to learn that many things we hang onto because it makes us feel better. Like believing in absolute karma. And that very belief can make you miserable also.

I have many things that I have faced and am still dealing with in my life as a consequence of a choice that I made.

All those years of me having to care for my youngest son alone is the consequence of me dealing with his father. Yeah there are some folks out that I don’t even dang know that would like to believe that something worse should and will happen to me. But the truth is I am living my consequences for my action. My life may seem too happy now for them but who are they to say what I should or shouldn’t be faced with. Heck for 9 months I wished I didn’t have to go thru what I was going thru. And several years pass that I “suffered”.

Playing with fire can get your burned. Who I am to say that fire should have consumed you rather than just leave you with a scar? And why would any sane person choose to live in misery because another person has gotten pass playing with fire and is living quite well with their scar?

Celisea

November 1st, 2010
10:26 am

For those of you that believe some stones goes unturned…read the 37th Psalm. God ain’t like me and you….so no folks ain’t cut off the first they do wrong…heck we ain’t cut off the first time we do wrong…he would be God if he did that. In his own time and at the right time does people get their just rewards. Many many times we won’t see it and as 2Can has stated just because that’s not the picture you see doesn’t mean it’s not going on. No stones go unturned.

Celisea

November 1st, 2010
10:27 am

“wouldn’t” be God…is what I meant.

joe

November 1st, 2010
10:28 am

YES. I like to think that the bi-atch who keyed my car will get hers, since I couldn’t get her back, Karma has my back…That is precisely why I don’t ever ‘wrong’ anyone and treat others as I would like to be treated…esp in the dating world. Remember, what comes around goes around.

Celisea

November 1st, 2010
10:29 am

Raqi – I have many things that I have faced and am still dealing with in my life as a consequence of a choice that I made.

Me too…amen amen and amen. My daugther just asked me something in the car Saturday and I told her it’s a result of a bad decision I made. True so true lady.

kimmie

November 1st, 2010
10:33 am

Good morning lovely folks!

Scary topic for a Monday, but okay!

I am human, so yes while I don’t like to wish bad on people, I have hoped that people who have wronged me get theirs. I have. But I don’t waste much time worrying about that. I just try to be the best person I can be and, like 4Real says, make the best decisions I can. I truly believe I am one of those people that gets their “karma” right away, no years down the road stuff! I gets mine immediately!LOL!! So I’m too busy tryin to do right to worry about some tired joker or some other slicker that’s done me wrong. Things have a way of catching up with you. For example, it’s a lady that lives near me that owes me money. I ran into her the other day and she couldn’t even look me in my smiling eyes!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I did!

For Real

November 1st, 2010
10:33 am

Slim: “I see you trying to go deep on me…wish you would’ve done that last night.” – See that’s why I like you. And I can’t come up a snappy comeback for that one.

Seven

November 1st, 2010
10:35 am

Karma can be bad…or extremely good. My life has just been wonderful since I started GIVING more back to the ‘universe’ vs. taking, taking, taking (or whining). By giving, I mean volunteering and helping out with community projects, helping older citizens, etc. I’ve met some very nice people along the way.
A long time ago, I realized that waiting for bad things to happen to people who did me wrong was a complete waste of time. How does the old saying go? “The best revenge is living well.” And I’ve been doing that ever since. :-)

kimmie

November 1st, 2010
10:38 am

“The best revenge is living well.”

Seven – High 5!!! That’s me all the way!!!

Kym

November 1st, 2010
10:39 am

@For Real..I am gonna let you have your Steeler jokes today..because for all I know my boys were in the French Quarter Saturday night..but I digress. If you believe in anything or nothing at all..how could you not believe that everything is as it should be? Name one situation in your life you could have changed..or better yet would have changed. From all experience we should gain something good or bad.

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
10:41 am

Luvbug

November 1st, 2010
10:43 am

I’m not sure about the Bible, but is grace and forgiveness in there? How does it apply to karma? Actually, how do you determine when you or God is responsible for your blessings (or curse or learning experience)?

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
10:43 am

Why do people even care what happens with someone who they no longer deal with good or bad?

Luvbug

November 1st, 2010
10:44 am

For Real

November 1st, 2010
10:45 am

Kym: “Name one situation in your life you could have changed..or better yet would have changed.” – Not betting on the Stealers to beat the Saints but I digress too. I can name 100 situations in my life that I could have or would have changed. I’m sure you can too.

“how could you not believe that everything is as it should be?” – Not sure I understand this statement cause I name alot of things in my life that’s not way it should be.

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
10:46 am

Luvbug, it’s you when you can explain it from your own dealings. It’s God when you have no explanation except that it is God. I really try not to get into religious discussions on here since the last debacle of which I was involved in.
“God’s last name is not dammit”

Seven

November 1st, 2010
10:47 am

@kimmie: High 5 right back at ya! I’m a positive woman; there is enough negativity in the world already. I just feel like if you put the positive ‘vibes’ out there, you will get that (and more) in return in your life.
Not saying I haven’t had some bad experiences, but the bad times only last for a while. I give those situations the necessary attention and then I move on. Besides, there are always ‘worry warts’ who can worry enough for everyone. LMAO

2CPTG© - "that dude from da innanet"

November 1st, 2010
10:47 am

LuvBug….I’ve been trying to stay on the sidelines with this…..but think about it….if we (humans) could bless ourselves, then nobody would ever be in a state of misery.

Blackfoote

November 1st, 2010
10:47 am

Morning:

Karma is a stae of mind for any person who chooses to believe in it, they way you live will not govern how another will be subjected to good or bad consequences however we all have instances in our own lives where we felt wronged by some unseen force or person which begs us to believe in something.

blue®

November 1st, 2010
10:49 am

@Seven – A long time ago, I realized that waiting for bad things to happen to people who did me wrong was a complete waste of time – so true, fastest way to stop living.

A.M. quote:
How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours.
Wayne Dyer

KarmaMochaLatte

November 1st, 2010
10:49 am

There is most certainly karma on this mortal coil, evidenced in every facet of life. What good or bad we do is countered with the like reaction somewhere down the road. Like the bridegroom in SW Atlanta that killed his young bride of 2 weeks, he will face his bad karma for his actions. Too bad we have to invoke the “hindsight is 20/20″ rule when stories of this nature surface. Did anyone see what this evil man was capable of before he killed? Were there any signs of abuse in his past or present relationships? Did the young bride have any inclination of her groom’s troubled mind? It is not as simple as saying that many interracial relationships come ingrained with difficulties, but could this have been prevented? Let this be a lesson to young women to make absolutely sure of their boyfriend’s past before giving their heart to someone else. Can you always know everything? Of course not, but check, double check, and gauge your friends’ reactions to your new boyfriend before allowing yourself to fall in love. “an ounce of prevention…”

Kym

November 1st, 2010
10:51 am

@For Real..considering that none of us really have any control over our own destiny..what other way is there to live but in the present moment..now..knowing that everything is as it should be.

Luvbug

November 1st, 2010
10:51 am

Purple – Thanks for the clarification. I was sitting here thinking my worldly accomplishments are obviously me and God must be chipping in the rest…boy was I on the wrong path…now asking for forgiveness. :lol: :lol:

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
10:52 am

KarmaMochaLatte, your 10:49 is BS.

Kym

November 1st, 2010
10:53 am

@Blue..I like Dr. Dwyer..I have his book Living the Wisdom of the Tao @ home.

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
10:53 am

SlimNumeroUno

November 1st, 2010
10:55 am

‘if we (humans) could bless ourselves’

2C – I bless myself every now and then when there isn’t anyone else to do it for me….does that count? :lol: :lol:

Simple man!!!!

November 1st, 2010
10:57 am

“considering that none of us really have any control over our own destiny.”

Oh really????? So who or what controls our destiny????

Kym

November 1st, 2010
10:58 am

@Karma..I don’t know the whole story on that..but I do know a wealthy affluent man in Milton held his whole family hostage yesterday..because he losted his job..and when the po-po’s got there he was passed out drunk and the kids were safe. All the checking in the world could not have prepared his wife or his family for that trama yesterday. And I am sure when his wife married him and popped out the babies she didn’t think he was capable of taking them thru that kind of hell either.

SlimNumeroUno

November 1st, 2010
11:01 am

We may not have control over the cards we are dealt but you do control the way you play your hand….

2CPTG© - "that dude from da innanet"

November 1st, 2010
11:01 am

Ahhhh, Slim, you’re in the doghouse….you do know we’re married right? How you gon offer MY goods to someone else….

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:02 am

2CPTG, those are recycled goods many times over. Like those grocery bags that you buy…you can use them over and over…let a friend or a stranger use them sometimes. They just serve their purpose…and are good at it. LOL

Georgia Brown

November 1st, 2010
11:04 am

This is a deep subject…Simple Man where have you been…

blue®

November 1st, 2010
11:06 am

@Kym – i havent really read any of his writing, but the quote seemed dead on to me
@Slim – you do control the way you play your hand….i like that :)