Friday, August 23, 2013

Inner Beauty Friday: Karma

 Despite this being a beauty-oriented blog, I believe very much in "inner beauty" and believe it is necessary to work on this type of beauty above all else. Every Friday I share my journey through becoming more beautiful from the inside out!

Again I'm linking up to Jasmine at Green Eyed Monster who gave me the inspiration to start this weekly post!
Karma is a belief that is used in Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh and Taoism. (According to Wikipedia)

The western interpretation of it is often "what goes around comes around"

This belief is rooted in many religions such as in christianity, you reap what you sow.

All in all you don't need religion to believe in karma. Karma is essentially the belief that if you do good unto others, good will be done unto you. The golden rule of treat others the way you want to be treated also falls under this general idea.

I think the fact that so many religions and countries believe the same idea is beautiful and rare. I can't say for sure that karma is real. Unless you sit and tally everything good/bad that you do and everything good/bad that happens to you, there is no real way to keep score.

But I believe deeply that you get what you give. If you are a loving, kind person, you are going to encounter other kind people. If you are a rude and hateful person, you may get ahead in the short term, but in the long run life will flip you upside down. You can't possibly be a negative person for so long without any downfall.

Sometimes I think karma is a thing we have to believe, to keep us from being evil. If we wanted to, we could simply be selfish and do for ourselves only. We could be mean and nasty. I know sometimes it's easy to look at some beautiful or successful people and think "wow they are not nice people, yet they are so successful?" But the truth is, it will most likely come back to bite them. Even if they advanced far in their career, karma might appear in their love life. 

Karma works in mysterious ways. I like to believe it, simply because I think that life has a way of balancing itself out. Like I said, you can't be negative all the time and receive only positive outcomes. It doesn't work that way and it will catch up to you!

Do any of you believe in karma?  Have you witnessed it yourself?

Next week I am going to talk about my favorite books and how they create inner beauty. I'd really like this to be a group discussion so start thinking about YOUR favorite books and how they shaped the person you are today!

Follow your bliss,
Ember Darling


  1. I am a HUGE believer in Karma! Anytime my life throws me lemons, I try to reflect on why they are being thrown and I can usually trace it back to some bad behavior on my part. I try to radiate positivity, it so easy to get sucked into peoples drama and say unkind things - but to rise above and be kind not only feels better but it comes back to you in amazing ways.

    1. I agree!! It's better to be the bigger person and be kind :)

  2. I believe in karma for sure. In my opinion karma lets me not dwell on things...because sometimes you just "can't get someone back" you know? It's nice to just let karma have it and do the best you can to move forward :) I've seen karma work in many ways. I also agree you reap what you sow (I'm not positive I used the right form of the words but...) if you are a crumby person you can't expect great company...but sometimes you can't be too nice because sometimes you attract crumby people that way too. But karma will get it ;)

    1. I agree with all of that, very good points indeed! thanks for commenting your thoughts, dear! xox

  3. I think you get back what you put out there, if you are always negative and rude then you get what you deserve. It is so easy to be nice to people and it makes your day more pleasant as well. I can't stand people who are always negative or have a chip on their shoulder. I understand everyone has their down days but sometimes you have to be thankful for what you do have instead of focusing on what you don't.

    1. A very good outlook to have! thanks for sharing with me :) xo


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