Karma is something that has been on my mind for a while now. Whenever a student does something clumsy, I often say ‘karma’ and gain some laughter. What is it that I’m saying to my students and what are they laughing about?
Some people say that karma is ‘what goes around, comes around’ or ‘you get what you deserve’. Does this mean that good people will experience happy things in life and bad people will lead unhappy lives?
I have been on this earth long enough to know that this isn’t the case. Look at the news, everyday we’re proven that the definition of karma is not true. Bad things happen to good people and the world seems very unfair most of the time.
Especially when in comes to the injustice of life and death. It is never easy to lose the ones you love, but when people are taken away who have done nothing but good, you tend to wonder why the word karma even exists. Adversity can pull you down quickly, it’s up to you to stay strong and keep on standing.
Throughout my life I’ve been telling myself that everything happens for a reason and Oprah taught me that sometimes I’m just not wise enough to see it yet. As I’m getting older, I’m struggling to be patient. My thoughts tend to wonder of to places where I don’t want them to go.
I guess that karma truly is a b*tch, just not in the way that I thought that it would be. Bad karma doesn’t happen to me, but it seems to be around me. If I look at my own life, I should have nothing to complain about. I am alive, healthy and I get to fulfill my passion every single day. Working with my students is the highlight of each day, being able to work on development projects throughout the world is very humbling and having people around who I love more than life is a blessing beyond measure.
So come to think of it… maybe karma does exist and the good part might even be on my side.