Body & Mind

We Reap What We Sow

I am sure you all are familiar with the saying “We reap what we sow”. It is so true and yet we forget this very important lesson.

If we are consistently thinking negative thoughts, we will get more negativity in our lives. If we do not take care of ourselves, we will get sick, run down, and become exhausted. If we do not fuel our bodies with good healthy food, we gain weight, we feel undernourished and tired. If we do not exercise or move our bodies, we get lethargic and have no energy.

How do we take a cue from nature and get all that we desire? Well, it is simple, we just have to plant the seeds that will curate the beauty we want in our lives.

If you sow wheat then wheat will grow and wheat will be reaped not barley or rice. This has a deep meaning and it revolves around the karma, the deeds a person does. Anything you do has an outcome, it comes back to you in one or the other way. You cannot escape the consequences of your actions. If you do good work, results will be good. If you do bad things in your life, you are going to get bad returns.

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect.It is a scientific law.It is built up of two universal laws:

1) As you think, so you become

2) As you sow, so shall you reap

You cannot sow thorns and reap apples. The law of karma is universal in its application. It applies equally to all. We are sowing seeds every day in the field of life. Every thought I think, every word I utter, every deed I perform, every emotion I arouse within me, every feeling, fancy, wish, that awakens within me, are seeds I am sowing in the field of life. In due course, the seeds will germinate and grow into trees, and yield fruit – bitter or sweet, which I shall have to eat. No one else can do that for me.

There are some causes that produce their effect immediately. There are some causes that produce their effect after a long time. As for example you go to a party and overeat, it is a cause you have created. This cause produces an immediate effect of acute indigestion. There are other causes which take very long to produce their effect. But every cause produces its effect, every seed must yield its fruit. This in simple words, is the law of karma.

You are the architect of your own destiny. You are the builder of your own fate. Every thought, action, wish, emotion creates karma. We have been creating karma for thousands, perhaps millions of years. The good or evil we generate attaches its effect to us and remains in our current life until we have satisfied it by balancing it all.

Therefore, be careful of your thoughts, as every thought is a seed you are sowing in the field of life, and what you sow today, you will have to reap in the near or remote future.

God has created a universe of beauty, fullness, happiness, and harmony. Each one of us is a child of God. God wishes each one of us to be happy, healthy, prosperous, successful and to enjoy all the good things he has created. We keep ourselves away from those bounties because of our karma. Change your karma and you will change the conditions in which you live. And you can change your karma by adopting a new pattern of thinking.

Guest Writer: Madhu Jain

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