According to the teachings of Buddhism, we are responsible for our past and present actions. We create and are responsible for our own misery and happiness. If one believes in heaven and hell, we may create both.
Karma is a belief system that for every action there is a reaction. If we put out kindness, kindness will find us. If we tell lies, it won’t be long before someone lies about us. Karma bounces back when we least expect. It may not happen when we want it to, but it’s something we can’t avoid or stop.
That if we attach our life to unsavoury people, when their karma bounces back to teach them their lessons, so will ours by association. It is part of how the universe works. I believe we also live karma this side of life.
I believe that when we use compassion, forgiveness and kindness in our lives, we set a more positive precedent to bring good back into our lives. Karma is powerful and is not something we should work against. What I know is that if we learned the teachings of karma we would contribute to our lives very differently.
Karma allows us to take responsibility for the way we choose to live our lives. If you believe you live your own karma, you would choose to live a more spiritual life and make better choices for you and your family.