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Finding heaven through karma

What we choose to do, creates and recreates the cycles of life experience.

The karmic philosophy appeals to me on a metaphorical level because even in ones lifetime it’s obvious how often we must repeat our same mistakes, banging our heads against the same old addictions and compulsions, generating the same old miserable and often catastrophic consequences, until we can finally stop and fix it.

This is the supreme lesson of karma ( and also of western psychology, by the way)- take care of the problem now, or else you’ll just have to suffer again later when you screw everything up the next time. And that repetition of suffering-that’s hell. Moving out of that endless repetition to a new level of understanding-there’s where you’ll find heaven.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

The Light is a New Body, Mind and Spirit Inspirational column by Symbolic Living incorporating a variety of insights for your well being and contemplation.

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