Come ClosePosted: June 7, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, exercise, fitness, free range, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, karma, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, paleo, passion, running, Seva, Toyota, whole foods, WOD, yoga 8 Comments
Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it-
What do five random posts:
Plus an outrageously random video about a Dude and his Toyota Supra:
Have anything to do with Karma?
I hope you stick around a little bit longer than normal to find out!
What is karma exactly? We often think about karma in terms of “Black” and “White” – “Good Karma” and “Bad Karma“. You do something good in the course of your day, or your life and good will come bouncing right back to you; you do something bad, and bad “things” will come roaring back with a vengeance. The little known fact about karma? Karma is neither good or bad, black nor white … Karma is truly about our action, non-action(s), responsibility, accountability and consequence. Karma is an action that has no change in state. Karma simply is.
How do we interweave this “new” definition of karma into our day-to-day lives, without over thinking it and trying to be a modern-day zen master? For the sake of our conversation this morning, Karma translates into: There are no bad decisions you can make.
“You guys still with me here?!? Anyone, hello … “
What in the world do I mean, there are no bad decisions you can make? Exactly that, there are no bad decisions, there are only consequences to our decisions. You can go out and purchase all the latest and greatest running gear, brag and boast about all your accomplishments in the yoga studio to your friends on Facetube, punish and abuse your body by over training, drink too much and party even harder. None of these fine examples are a bad decision …
What you have done is potentially propagate consequences for which you need to be responsible and ultimately accountable for in the future. This Dear Reader, is karma, plain and simple.
Discovering how karma works for us personally, means taking and owning responsibility for the choices we make and being accountable to these choices. Because every choice, as you can imagine and probably know … Has a consequence.
*If you skipped watching the video? Dude has a sweet ride and an even better message about life!*
Nice, and I don’t even speak car. I now get glimpses of Santosha. I think not being brand new helps…
It does help, especially when I water down and dilute a very important topic of discussion. 🙂 I hope some folks will take the time to dig a little bet deeper, find a little personal connection and explore their true selves. Take care today and have a great weekend!
Nice – you’re so concise – not one of my gifts :). FYI I did a pretty big revision on the Guna description in my last post, for clarity’s sake. More Sattvic in the morning!
I’m a simple dude, trying to make sense of this amazing world. 😉 I’m heading over to check out the revision you had made … Thank you for stopping over, take care!
Ya know, I think if we ever met, we’d be those type of friends that just sit on a stoop saying ‘Yup’ and staring at grass grow because we’re on the same wavelength most of the time and there isn’t much need for words.
One of my FAVORITE things to get people looking at me like I have two heads is to tell the indecisive that “There is no good or bad decision. Only A decision. Good or bad is the label we put on the consequence knowing what decision we already made. Decide on the consequence you want and that will lead you to the decision that takes you there.” Sometimes I am so profound I crack myself up. 🙂
Looking over your post week – seriously, same wavelength. I was just writing about deer and trails myself on Monday.
Thank you so much for your support and for patiently reading my ramblings!
I hope you have a fantastic weekend, take care.
Well said. You succinctly described my understanding of karma, consequence, the good/bad labeling. Excellent post, thanks.
One of my goals in writing is to take wide ranging and dense topics of conversation and present them in a fashion that is digestible and easy to talk about. I’m really happy you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for stopping over! I hope your weekend is off to a great start, take care. 🙂