I’ve always been fascinated by the laws of karma. So fascinated in fact, that we’ve even named our company Karma. Whatever goes round, comes round. As you sow, so shall you reap. And so on. And so forth. Which is why, I’ve always tried to live my life in a way that doesnt hurt or harm anyone needlessly. Sure, Ive had my share of losing my temper, and saying things I regret, but I would like to think I’ve always treated the other with respect, been grateful for what has been given to me, and said my thanks with appropriate gratitude and returned favours to the best of my ability.
Life has been very very difficult the past year. Sometimes when you feel it all comes together, and all you can see is a long dark tunnel up ahead and no glimmer of light coming through from any direction? When anything you touch turns to mud, and trouble comes from corners you least expect it to? That was us. It was a year of living hell, a year that put the iron in my spine, and a determination that this was not going to get us down, that we were going to emerge from this, stronger, wiser and more grateful for all we had. We are still in tunnel, but now there is a glimmer of light up ahead. We are slowly making our way out. And I go down on bended knees before every God in the pantheon to help us, handhold us as we struggle to scramble out of the darkness.
The biggest sin, in my books is ingratitude. And I’ve seen in this past week, how karma rebounds on those who sin in this way. Those who have been ingrates, have had exactly what they took away from us by manipulation, threats, deceit and violence taken right away from them. They have learnt the lesson of ingratitude. As they were ungrateful, so it has happened with them. As they have bitten the hand that fed them, so has their hand been bitten. As they scoffed at our generosity, claiming it as their rightful due, so has their generosity been taken as a right and spat right back into their face. As they took from us through thievery and cunning, and intimidation, it has been taken from them.
And all the sins they have committed earlier, the tears they have made innocents shed for no fault of theirs, have all come full circle. You can never build a happy home on the tears of another. I now believe in that saying. I’ve seen how the sword of karma strikes, swift, fast and exacting its due. A home built on another person’s tears and pain will never last. The law of karma will see to that. It has already.