Doing Good/Karma, June 23rd, 2010

I was raised as a catholic so growing up I had a big fear of going to Hell. And at the time, even though I had the fear, there were still plenty of reasons why I would go straight to the land of fire and brimstone.  I figured I'd cross that bridge when I get there.

Now I'm so much wiser. I don't believe there is a hell. But since I'm getting closer to that bridge....just in case, I better do good.  I think I better cover all bases.

So I do good. Not only because of the "hell fear" but because it does me good.

I get such pleasure and satisifaction out of doing good, that I think maybe it's more for me than others. Others benefit of course, but I'm the big winner.

Also, I want to give back. Before cancer entered my life, I was quite reluctant to receive. It was difficult for me. That was one of the many lessons I had to learn with this condition. Receive. Since my illness, I have been the recipient of prayers, love, support, food, flowers and plants, money, tasks and more. The gratification I feel when giving or doing good, allows me to receive with grace.

I also believe in Karma. To me karma means the fate we create for ourselves as a result of our judgments and actions. I also believe this holds true for this life about also next life.

So, everyday I try to do good. Whether it is for people I know, people I don't know or the earth.

Since I'm limited by less physical energy and financial resources I have to be more creative in doing good. But I can still do it. So can you.