Consequences of our actions

Every action causes a consequence, a consequence that will either make our lives easier, or will make our lives more difficult. Some of the consequences may be reversible, other consequences set in concrete, that changes our lives forever.

We live the consequences of our actions and other people’s actions every day. Our lives are the result of our actions, and of our actions of other people. That’s something we must all think about.

If we put out goodness, if we do good deeds, we will reap the benefits of both. Our thoughts and feelings, the way we deal with situations will have their consequences. It is the consequences of our actions on ourselves that create our and their realities, that shape our and their future.

We cannot control other people’s actions, or the consequences of their actions, but we can control how we react against the consequences of their actions. What we feel and think will produce a certain reaction and experience for us.

Most of the time we are aware of the consequences of our actions. Some of us will act on without thinking the consequences through, others will think an action through, but will fail to understand what the consequences are.

We must know that for every action, there is a balance and a reaction. For example, if we drink too much alcohol, we know that we will get drunk. We also know that if we’re not good at handling our finances, we’ll never have enough money and we’ll worry about money.

Not everyone will know how to work out what the consequences of an action might be, or what a consequence of someone else’s actions might be. That part is sometimes a little more difficult to work out. But if like me you do good deeds, you may still fall foul to the consequences of another person’s actions. Their karma becomes your karma.

We must understand equal and opposite reactions, then more of us would do the right thing. We don’t, because we think we will get away with our actions. We never can.


2 Aug, 2019

2 thoughts on “Consequences of our actions

  1. My parents never seemed to think about the consequences of their actions. They set a lot of very bad examples for us as kids.

    They always made it seem like no matter what we did, our lives would always suck, and there wasn’t anything we could do to change that fact.

    It’s no wonder that I made so many mistakes and thought I was powerless to change things. What I have learned in the last year is that I’m far from powerless, and that there are things that I can do to change my life and for the better.

    The most important thing is that I need to remember to focus on the things that I can change and not dwell so much on the things that I can’t, which is what has kept me paralysed for most of my life.

    1. Thanks Randy. Yes, some parents have a habit of doing that. What a parent does will always have a knock-on-effect on their child.

      Children learn from their parents. If parents teach children about consequences early on, they would learn to do things right, more than they would learn to do things wrong.

      Some consequences are inevitable, but the hardest pill to swallow are the consequences brought about through other people. Integrity and moral compass are everything.

      We are less likely to have to deal with consequences through good moral standing.

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