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Karma is a word that most everyone has heard of, but few people
know the true meaning. It's often mistakenly thought of as a punishment
and reward system, and is used as a curse on those who do bad things.
"You'd better watch out for Karma!" as if it's a voodoo police force of the universe.

Karma is most importantly, understanding. It is neither good nor bad, just whole.

If a person does good deeds, helps others, and lives an honest life, they can still get whacked with "bad karma." If that person does all those things, but then judges others who they say are evil, then they will soon find themselves on the opposite side of that fence. By judging someone negatively, one is actually asking the Universe for the understanding that made that person behave that way. Common examples are in traits that are misunderstood. If a person says another is too controlling, then pretty soon, they will be accused of the same. They may not even notice, because to them, they were only being helpful, or looking out for someone, but most certainly not being controlling! Only after the karmic shoe is on the other foot do they gain the insight as to why the person they judged seemed to be acting in a controlling way.

If a person condemns another for anything, Karma is sure to be around the corner.

What should be the reaction then, when someone does something that appears to be devoid of any good whatsoever?

The reaction should be positive, and if positive is not possible, then neutral. For example, if a person hears about someone who has run out on their family, they may immediately judge him or her to be a terrible person. If you say, "How could anyone be so terrible?" then you are literally asking the universe to show you how. Things may take a turn in your life to where you are overwhelmed and feel like running off, too. Why wish that on yourself by condeming another person? A better reaction would be to believe that the person must have been truly overwhelmed, and made a weak choice by abandoning the family. Hope that the person finds their conscience, comes to their senses, returns, and owns up to their responsibilities.

In the second reaction, you are wishing for a better life for that person, which in turn would lead to a better life for anyone that person comes in contact with as long as they live...and by default, you are wishing the same for yourself.

-Doe Zantamata

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Self-Worth Love vs Ego

Never confuse self-love with big ego, the two are entirely different. A big ego requires a person to think they are better than others and will put others down in order to keep that perception.

Self-love means you are your own best friend and you love, accept, consider, encourage, care for, and believe in yourself. Through that, you are able to do that for others even indirectly by inspiring them to do the same.

To be grateful for the gift of a lifetime means to love it...to love you.

-Doe Zantamata

Intuition - Inner Peace

Your instincts, your conscience, your gut feeling…they're all part of intuition. 
Even when your mind tries to convince you to pursue people or circumstances that rejected you in order to feel validated, it never feels right inside if you do. 
If you ignore intuition, you'll find chaos. 
If you listen to it, you'll find inner peace. 
-Doe Zantamata

Forgiveness - Knowing

Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it. 
-Doe Zantamata


From the book, "Quotes About Living"
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Trust - Explaining Perspective and Feelings

Always assume that people cannot understand your perspective and feelings unless you've explained them to them. What is so clear from where you stand may be completely invisible from a different perspective.

If you do explain and they still don't get it or just don't care, then it doesn't mean you've wasted your time. It just means that you now know for sure that if you value being understood or considered, this won't be a person who can do those things very well if even at all.

-Doe Zantamata