Here is the next exercise from Inelia
Karma is a word that came from Sanskrit (India) and the dictionary definition is: (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
However, the way we use it in the West, it means “payback”, “fault”, “bad debt”, all sorts of negative things that are mostly consequences of what went before.
What I would like to look at this week is the possibility that Karma is simply a pattern or cycle that one is stuck in unconsciously. And that all that it takes for us to get out of that cycle or pattern, is to become conscious of it. That’s when we move from reaction (unconscious result of being in pattern), to response (“oh! I know this pattern, now I can choose how I respond to this” - exit karma).
Each day, in the coming week, sit with something that you think always happens to you and observe, contemplate or meditate on it. It could be in the area of work, relationships, people, health, love, anything at all. One small item per day.
So, for example, the first day it could be “there are no enlightened men/women”, the second day could be, “all the men/women on the planet are bulimic”, the third day you might do, “in every job I’ve ever had, the boss become jealous of me and I get fired.”
As you can see, there are no limits to the “truths” we now think are uniform and non variable. To find them, we look and see at any belief that has the words “all”, “always”, “none”, “never”: “all/no men…” “all/no women…” “all/no sheeple”... “all/no cars”...”all/no jobs”... “this always/never happens”... “it’s always/never this way”... you get the idea.
Remember to keep them small if you are doing one a day. If you want to tackle a large one, then do it for only 20 minutes or so per day, spending the rest of the day doing stuff you totally love to do.