In a world where evil runs rampant, where the innocent are locked up and the abusers live free, where lies are mostly portrayed as the truth, where friends turn into foes, hearts are broken and good people turn cold after years of being mistreated. Is it really true that what goes around actually comes back around or is karma only a myth? At the mere age of 15, I was someone who did not believe in this. Seeing so many of my peers and friends cheat their way through life. Hurt others on the way to the top, my perspective on this was different.
For all the grievances I had seen the purest of people around me be put through, how is one person made to believe that actions do have consequences? For all the pain that could be seen in the eyes of millions, who was responsible, and where would the healing come from?
When I turned 18, shortly after my birthday I had received a phone call from a friend who had done a lot of people wrong in the past. While for the past 3 years I had believed that “they” had a pretty smooth go at life and had not faced any life-altering consequences to their actions. My assumption turned out to be wrong. What had seemed like a fairly great life was filled with internal conflict and feelings of guilt and remorse. It took 3 long years but those feelings of self-condemnation had remained persistent. My stubborn opinion about the reality of karma had changed.
It was then that I had understood that some things are a matter of the heart.
While karma had existed for me from that moment on, not only for those that had done me or people close to me wrong. It had made me more conscious of my actions. It had made me more apologetic in situations previously where ego had taken over. After years of feeling that the universe was a one-way street, where nothing ever came back, I was reflecting over my own choices and mindful of all the ones I had to make.
This one’s for all the heavy hearts out there, that do not believe in this law of the universe. There will always be struggle deep down for those who have wronged intentionally. There will always be contrition waiting for them, be it in this world or the hereafter. And for you? there is hope, hope for things to be better, and for you to overcome whatever grievance you went through.