In Hinduism and Buddhism Karma is known as “the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.” Informally it means destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.
What does this mean for you? Does it mean, whatever occurred during earlier periods will determine your present way of living, outcome, success, health, etc.? Is struggling necessary as a sacrifice to free yourself from your condition?
No! It is easy to say “I have always been like that or my parents have high blood-pressure as well…”
Excuses, blaming, justifying are tricks of the mind to keep you from evolving, stuck in the “box”/ “comfort-zone”. Once aware, that what we call the comfort-zone is actually a limiting space, preventing growth, development and expansion, we can change and cut the habit of “being a product of the past”. As human beings, it is our nature to evolve. If we stick to old patterns and beliefs that don’t serve us, we maintain our own prison.
Conclusion: only by becoming aware of what is really going on inside of us, we can become response-able for our thoughts, words and actions. Karma is telling us what is happening in our lives today, all our shortcomings, what is right and what is wrong for us. Karma gives us the opportunity to see new directions, take new decisions, and free ourselves from the old patterns that have been restricting us from living a happy life; the opportunity here and now to create a new future.
Imagine how it could be, once all excuses and resistance have been replaced by acceptance, allowance, being ok with yourself and with what is, and then, make a conscious decision to change and take new choices!!!