Is Karma True?

Is Karma True?


We have all heard “Karma’s a bitch” at some point in our lives. This line has been in my mind for days or in reality a few weeks. As I heal from surgery still, deal with breathing issues and just a constant feeling of uncomfortableness. I think back over my life and wonder quietly, was this deserved. I am no perfect girl, bar far. I have made some huge mistakes, created havoc at times and caused pain not only to myself but others as well. Some of you may not believe in Karma, you may not believe in Buddha or his philosophy at all. Some of you may believe in Jesus or God, Jesus said “Do unto others as you would have done to you.” this falls along the lines similar to Buddha’s belief in Karma or at least what we may think of Karma. What I have believed about Karma, is what we do, our actions cause an effect. Bad actions cause bad effects.

When you get a serious illness, or face death head on, you challenge your thinking at times all of your thinking. You may look at your past and see your mistakes and wonder if you caused what is happening now. I know I have been dealing with this daily. I am asking questions, I question my previous actions and wonder if I brought this on, did I bring on cancer?

Then I did some more research on Karma, Karma is misinterpreted so I am finding. Karma is about intentions. Do we intentionally do bad things, or do we try and be a good person who makes mistakes. Sin is what Jesus says our mistakes are, we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. Then comes forgiveness and grace. This is the point I need to get too, I need to stop looking in the past, at mistakes and wondering if I am being punished or being taught a lesson. One can eat a soul up with guilt.

Karma can go both ways, you can bring good forth into this world. I am a good person, who makes mistakes yes but overall a good person. Whether or not Karma is true I am letting it go, I can no longer wonder if I am paying for my sins….

I am moving forward, I am choosing to live a full life, I may be in some pain most days but it is OK, I would rather be uncomfortable and here in my families life then not here at all. Cancer has given me a gift, I question everything and it is empowering. We all need to step back and question life… question ourselves and challenge ourselves to live a better fuller life. I am asking the question is Karma true…maybe it is or maybe it is not, either way I am realizing I can no longer hold onto the past by looking backwards. My life begins today, this moment I am creating my destiny…

Comments ( 5 )

  • Oh Amber, I so loved your post. I think of this every day after having had to have such major back surgery and the long healing process just after going to bring home our second daughter from Guatemala. WHY OH WHY now and what did I do to deserve this and most of all, I waited FOREVER (16 years) for my girls! I loved your post so much and send you big hugs and moving toward a path of YOUR destiny girl! Happy weekend. Rhonda

  • Amber, you’ve never done anything to deserve cancer. I do think there is something to karma, but not in this case. Cancer is the bitch, not karma. There are very few people walking this planet who would actually “deserve” the type of pain you have been through and continue to go through. Cancer has tried to win in your life, so far you haven’t let it. I’m proud of you for that. Your kids, husband, and friends can be grateful for that. Fighting so hard will bring you nothing but GOOD KARMA!

  • You are so inspiring, Amber. Thank you for sharing your story! Hope you are well 🙂

  • Amber, I am working on a new project that I am very excited about. I am writing a book about the cancer blogging phenomenon – its scope, aspirations, and reasons for being. I plan to highlight some of the best writing from our blogging community.
    As I have previously published your writing in my weekly Guest Post feature at Being cancer, networking people transformed by cancer, I am hoping to get your preliminary permission to use some of your material in the book. I will, of course, give full credit as well as link information. I would also like to arrange for all contributors to receive complimentary copies.
    I have not yet secured a publishing contract. But I want to get started compiling some chapters prior to submitting my proposal to a publisher. So if this sounds like something you might be interested in being a part of, please contact me by email. I will be able to tell you the specific posts I am interested in. Please include off-blog contact information.

    Dennis W. Pyritz, RN, BA, BSN
    [email protected]

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