Karma - Who Dis?!
Righty O... “I got something to say... it’s better to burn in hell than to fade away!” Nah, just kidding.
I find that the concept of Karma is a very misunderstood one by most people who utter the word. People speak of good and bad karma... no fam, that’s not that. It is in a sense, but not like you think.
Karma is form. What is form? Form is habit, cycle, algorithm, a channel through which energy flows, a sequence of cause-action-effect. Your so called personality? That is a bundle of Karma, “Skandha” Siddhartha called it, a pile of rocks, a pile of forms. That’s why it contains the contradictions that it does!
The ego, by the way, seems to be a very particular type of form, one that attempts to explain the experiences of life in a coherent and consistent manner, with itself at the center, mirroring a deeper truth.
If there is one thing life has proven to me is that Karma does indeed reincarnate. Allow me to explain, when I became a father I imprinted some of my Karma unto my daughters. Our children are spotless mirrors of our behavior, our patterns, they will show you yourself like no one else can. What do you see in the mirror?
And then you start thinking... Why? So much time, money and effort is spent on understanding the Narrative of Karma. Is it mama? Or maybe trauma?
Genetics, epigenetics, trauma, behavioral and environmental exposure... all those and more are ways that Karma travels throughout the generations, and at some point I understood that attaching a narrative to the origin of any particular Karma is pointless, utterly fucking pointless. It’s true origin, it’s true why, could be an event 10,000 years ago, do you understand what I am fucking saying?!
It kidnapped circumstance throughout the millennia to keep itself alive. Everything in existence seems to be deeply oriented towards its own survival, it seems to be at the very nature of form.
Fuck the why. Don’t know. Complete don’t know. The only thing we know is whether we “have” a specific Karma or not.
And then it is up to us, each and every one of us, to change so profoundly that we put an end to its cycle.
Our children deserve that, our ancestors deserve that, we deserve it.
Peace and love.