The concept of karma is seemingly positive, do something good and receive something good. On the face of things karma is a great ideology. But Karma can have a darker side, a repressive side that traps people in a negative realm.
People who place their life in the hands of karma truly believe that the circumstances they were born into and the life that subsequently prevails is a result of past deeds. They also believe that their actions in this life will determine their status and reward in the next life.
This way of thinking is potentially self restricting and indeed a way of thinking that some might use to control and manipulate others.
For example, if you constantly tell someone they will remain poor and never amount to much because of past karma, but not to worry because if you are good in this life next time around will be better, then you are quite literally oppressing that person, discouraging their progression and restricting their happiness.
Don’t Fall Into The Karma Trap
The karma trap stops good people from progressing and achieving anything above what they consider to be their “given status” due to past actions. These actions are often unknown, yet people constantly search for reasons for their so called “bad luck” or lack of good fortune.
The danger of putting your life in the hands of karma is in accepting that your life is destined to be mediocre, unrewarding and without prosperity.
Karma isn’t all bad, it encourages people to do good things, right? Yes, and that should be positive. But at whose expense and to whose benefit?
If people are controlled by karma to the point that they are willing to accept less opportunity and privilege so others can thrive at their expense then this isn’t a positive ideology – it is a method of control and manipulation which can be seen in certain countries around the world.
The karma trap is easy to fall into; we all do it from time to time. How many times have you said something like,
“I don’t know why these things keep happening to me, I must have done something really bad”, or, “I am just an unlucky person”, or, “maybe I’ll be lucky next time around”?
We often reside ourselves to a negative pathway based on a sequence of unfavourable events. We play into the hands of karma, using it as a reason for not being as wealthy as our peers, or not having found love in the way we envisioned it to be.
Don’t Spend Your Time Trying To Remove Bad Karma
To consistently focus on the negative aspects of your life will, more often than not, attract further negativity. Before you know it you have become trapped and controlled by karma.
Even the good you do is presented with negative energy, because in your mind you are constantly telling yourself that bad things always happen or that you seldom have good luck.
And this is my key point about karma. It is no good doing good deeds and embarking upon well intended paths with a negative mindset that is telling you that you must do this or that because you have been bad. Negativity only breeds negativity.
In truth, we create our own good fortune by asking the right questions of ourselves and nurturing the correct mindset for moving forward towards positive pastures. Our lives aren’t predetermined by a past life or even the events of this life.