What goes around, comes back around.

At some point, a lot of us will have wished revenge on someone at a time in our lives. More than likely, it will be an ex girlfriend or boyfriend, an ex wife or husband, or just an ex lover.

That said, it’s never cool to harbour a grudge or to wish that bad things would happen to people, even if they have hurt you, upset you or caused you disappointment.

Karma, in Indian religions is the concept of action or being understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect. According to the Jainism perspective, neither a God nor a guru have any role in a person’s karma, the individual is considered to be the sole doer and enjoyer of his or her karma and it’s fruits.

You always need to remember that what you do now will come back to you in the future. Life has that way of kicking you in the balls, of reminding you that you’re not perfect either. Karma has no menu, you get what you deserve, right? The thing is though, you don’t need to do anything to someone that has wronged you. Just sit back, get on with your life and wait for them to mess up. If you’re lucky enough to see them mess up, then that might give you a crumb of comfort. No point in revelling in someone else’s discomfort though surely? Trying to dim someone else’s light won’t make your light shine any brighter.

One day, that person will realise that you truly cared for them. They’ll miss you being around, they’ll miss you putting up with all of their imperfections. They’ll miss you not giving up on them because you loved everything about them deeply. They’ll end up regretting what they did to you, about all of the damage and hurt that they’ve caused you. Someday though, they’ll turn around to speak to you and you won’t be there waiting for them any longer. You were worthless to them but they’ll soon realise your true value when you become priceless to someone else. Karma.

Revenge shouldn’t be part of your plan, they’ll fuck themselves on their own. You could destroy them if you wanted to but why bother? Just breathe, walk away and let karma take over. Everyone’s true colours will show in time. You can be fooled initially but patience is indeed a virtue, you’ll realise eventually. Sure, it’s easy to think sometimes that you could and should be able to order karma like flowers and have it delivered to whoever you wanted to but what’s the point?

No matter how angry or sad you are at the time, your yesterdays are gone, never to come back. You could have done this, you should have done that, no point worrying any more. Your dark world ached for a splash of the sun and it’s coming. It’s karma.

If you’ve found a good person, than that’s pretty much the best that you can hope for. That’s a good thing though, isn’t it?

Is it natural to take great enjoyment out of anyone feeling bad? I don’t know but thinking ruefully today, I guess what goes around comes around.

@TheSamMcLeod

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