Many people are yet to learn what Shakespeare taught so well.
In one of his plays he says, “The evil that men do lives after them.”
People have different interpretations of this statement.
But the truth is when you do evil, you don’t go free. It haunts you all your life.
Evil does not follow someone who has not looked for it.
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they can find their way in life by cheating, exploiting others, or taking what does not belong to them.
Either they are not aware of the law of karma, or they prefer to ignore it.
In this world, we reap what we sow. If we sow evil, that is what we will reap. If we sow good, that is what we reap.
This is what we call the law of karma.
There are people who sow evil and think that they can reap good. How can that be possible?
Can you sow mangoes and reap pears? That would be reaping from the sweat of another.
In life, we are supposed to live on the sweat of our brow, not on the sweat of the brows of others.
Remember what is related in Genesis 3:19. When our first parents disobeyed God and were sent out of the Garden of Eden, God told then:
“You will have to work hard all your life to make it (the soil) produce enough food for you…You will have to work hard and sweat to make the soil produce anything until you go back to the soil from which you were formed.”
He did not say we would get without having worked for it. What he said is quite clear.
We have to work for what we need.
To get anything without working for it is not normal. It is to break the law that God put in place
We should not forget, for every law, there is punishment when we break it.
If you want to live a successful life, respect the law of of life governing success and failure.
This law says what you give out always comes back to you.
We have to plant in order to harvest. You don’t reap if you have not planted.
That is why we have a farming or planting time. During the farming or planting time , we plant so that when the time comes, we reap.
Every thought, every deed is a seed you plant. That seed grows up to bear its kind, and nothing else.
This is why belief has so much power. Belief is a seed that you sow in the universe. It later becomes reality.
Do not believe what you do not want because that is like sowing the seed of a crop you do not want. That is what you will reap. You reap what you believe.
This all boils down to reaping what you sow or the law of karma.
Nothing in life happens haphazardly. Everything follows a plan. If the conditions for something to happen are met, it will happen. If they are not, it will not happen.
When you find people behind bars, it is because they have broken a law; and the law says when you break a law, you are punished for it.
I know you will say there are people who are behind the bars for crimes they have not committed. How does the law of karma come in here?
The law of karma starts with thought. Sin is committed in thought, word or deed. The universe registers the sin of thought as a sin of deed.
To the universe, thought is reality. Therefore, think not of evil because that is evil. Planning evil is evil even if you do not execute your plan.
But it can also happen that someone who is completely innocent is made to suffer. There are exceptions to every rule. And who says such a happening may not be a stepping stone to greater good.
Who knows if Nelson Mandela would ever have been President had he not served those so many years in prison? What we can say with certainty is he would not have been the historical figure he became, had he not suffered so many years behind the bars.
Some failures are stepping stones to good. Abraham Lincoln failed his way to the White House. Many people have risen to prominence because they failed and that challenged them.
All this is said to uphold the point that we do not reap what we do not sow. If you reap what you did not sow, you will pay for it. If you sow and do not reap, it means you did not sow on fertile soil or you did not sow good seeds or you did not take good care of the crops. It can also mean your harvest has been delayed for your greater good.
Plant the law of karma in your mind which is in the Bible in Galatians 6:7, “we reap what we sow.” This is the same as the proverb, “As you make your bed, so shall you lie on it.”
If you give out love, love will come to you. If you are kind, you will experience the kindness of people. If you smile a lot, people will smile a lot to you.
If you hate people, people will hate you. If you don’t care about people, people will not care about you.
That is how it goes in life. Knowing this, who will not be wise enough to sow only that which they wish to reap?
How wise is your sowing? Be a wise soul and sow what you wish to reap.