Self Responsibility

There are certain laws which are involved in our actions and interactions.   They are not human laws requiring lawyers to interpret or the police to enforce.   They are natural laws which are constantly operating in every relationship.   They are often called the Laws of Karma (action): briefly described by the saying,   “As you sow, so you shall reap”, described by Isaac Newton as the Laws of Motion i.e. for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.   The Laws of Karma remind us that whatever quality of energy we give out, we get back.   This might not be exactly an eye for an eye, but if we give happiness to someone, it will come back to us; if we give pain or sorrow, it will come back, perhaps not today or tomorrow, but at some time in the future.

Most of us are conditioned by the idea that we are responsible for some of our actions, but not all of them.   For example, we would consider ourselves responsible for the actions which bring our colleagues together for a task at work but would not consider ourselves responsible for the argument we have with a neighbour.   We would consider ourselves responsible for driving our family safely to their holiday destination, but if we nearly have an accident because we were trying to get there quickly we might consider the other driver responsible for nearly causing the accident.   If we sustain our family through our own enterprise and professional efforts we would take the credit, but if we turned to a life of crime to clothe and feed ourselves we might blame the inequalities of society or the years of a difficult childhood.

Through spirituality, we are reminded of the unchangeable laws of cause and effect, which awakens our awareness of our true responsibility for each and every action that we perform.

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