Karma’s been on my mind a lot lately. Through my yoga training these past few months, I’m opening to the idea of my dharma transforming my (perceptions of) karma. Given that it’s a full moon weekend, and the tail end of Mercury Retrograde, I thought I’d share this post from early in my blogging days. Though I can still relate to these words, I also see where so much has shifted. Here’s to transformation that serves our highest potential!
The concept of karma has long played a central role in my life. It imprinted on my psyche at a young age and has since shaped my identity. My theories about what ‘my karma’ is have defined who I am and what I see myself as capable or deserving of in this lifetime.
Life experiences, mundane and significant, are often filtered through the lens of how they might relate to my karma. Maybe I have ‘unfinished business’ with so-and-so. Maybe I did this to someone in a past life, so they’re doing it to me now. Future plans and decisions are made with a cautionary inner voice: Maybe it’s not in your karma to do/have this.
Gold Parvati. Artst: Sonja Picard (www.sonjapicard.com)
Where did this obsession with my karma originate? Ancestors, religion, society…an innocuous comment someone once made, which caused a fundamental rewire in my brain?
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