The List…

For your convenience:

Reap what you Sow

As Above, So Below

Yin/ Yang

An Eye for An Eye

Action/ Re-Action

Karma

Do Unto Others

And a quick re-cap:

Having discussed the first five list items previously, I had hoped to somehow illustrate that the fundamental elements of those five are so fundamental that they actually reflect the exact same thing, the same root value; and that we chronically and consistently miss the point. We overshoot the mark by our very nature, and will insist on overcomplication at every turn.

Because it can’t possibly be that simple.
And rather than strive to reach a level of understanding by always extrapolating on those themes, we should be doing just exactly the opposite. We should be trying to break it all down and make it simpler; admittedly, an almost impossible task.

After all; little kids, babies, and animals already know this stuff cold.  Because their tendency is to trust, to take things according to what they already know, and nothing more. It takes a while for that pristine innocence to be corrupted; but we adults are good at what we do, and we’ll get to all of them in time. We’ll spoil the babies, corrupt the toddlers, alienate the teenagers, and slaughter the animals.

But there is still a ray of hope left on this list. The last two items have connotations that leave the others pale in comparison.

Karma…Quite exactly like the others, the concept of karma is rooted in balance. If something is out of balance, it will right itself. It’s not an abstraction. It’s more of a math equation with teeth.

It does have that somewhat foreboding moral overtone, and this is where it differs from the first five items.

It’s awfully simple; set good energy in motion, get good energy back, and typically with more to spare. There’s a regenerative element associated with this, but in an entirely neutral  manner; set bad energy in motion…and you will have your ignorant ass handed back  to you, cut into beautiful julienne strips. Exquisite knife work; any chef would be proud.

The seed of the moral lesson here is, as always, so disarmingly simple that many/ most people will miss it; and spend much valuable time trying to sort out what seems to be wrong. You have choices ; you should make your choices responsibly; karma will ultimately restore everything to its original state of balance.

The lesson? Do good stuff, get even more good stuff in return. Do bad stuff, get pounded relentlessly. It  has always been in plain sight; it has always been just that simple.

And we have, every last one of us, known that…all along.

Last on the list…Do Unto Others.

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