Karma Confessions

“Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering. Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in some schools of Asian religions. In these schools, karma in the present affects one’s future in the current life, as well as the nature and quality of future lives.” 

I believe strongly in the concept of karma, excluding the idea of our deeds in our present life affecting our future lives. I feel that it all gets adjusted in the same life. Every good deed attracts fortune and every bad deed pays it dues, all in one life. No carry forward. No future adjustments.

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Batman in my house

On Sunday, a batman, minus the man part, decided to grace our house with its presence. I was alone in the house doing prep work for a culinary experiment, gluten-free pizza. Puneet had gone out to buy some ingredients. When I went to the living room,  I saw this HUGE bat flying  back and forth between my bedroom and the dining room. The moment it saw me standing all exposed, it flew toward me. I shrieked, ran to the kitchen, shut the kitchen door with a thud, and hid in the kitchen for 20-30 minutes; basically till my knight in shining armor came to save the damsel in distress. I made my dear husband search every nook and corner of the house but it seemed that Mr.Bat had flown back to where it belonged.

After an hour long search, I calmed down. This horrific incident ( at least to me) still troubles me. I know the bat is gone but it’s still present in my mind. Much like any other fear or bad incident that happened in the past. That fear, argument, injustice, abuse, heartbreak that happened in the past, but we decide to relive it everyday. A few of those bad moments still affect our being but most of them are foggy thoughts that hold no relevance in our present but we consciously decide to cover our minds and our lives with it.

Only if we could find a way to either cage these bats and train them to behave themselves and not enter our lives when they please to do so or find a way to exist peacefully in their presence..

Till all of us find a magical solution, shriek, scream, write, play loud music, cry or do whatever it takes to fight these unwelcome visitors. Just make sure that you keep expressing yourself so that you don’t let these bats become a permanent unwanted guest, who starts behaving like the house owner.

Happy living !!!