What goes around comes around

What goes around comes around

In the larger scheme of things, it is often believed that everything is connected and the good that we do might not have an immediate impact, but will come back to us at some point it . We just need to wait for the right dots to connect. Now, if good deeds rewarded, bad deeds are assuredly penalised. This is how the natural balance is restored. We might think we have gotten away. But it arrives without a warming and then, one is caught red-handed. Here is a parable that underscores the fact that we cannot escape the consequences of our actions.

A poor villager would carry a kilogram of butter to a shop owner in the city. In exchange, the shop owner would give him some sugar, salt and other essential items that he needed. This arrangement worked well as the shop owner got good quality butter and the poor villager was able to sustain his family by getting vital items for them. The shopkeeper, however, being of a suspicious nature, decided to weigh the kilogram of butter that the farmer got for him. To his shock, he found that the butter actually weighed 900 grams. This made him very upset and angry. When the farmer visited him next he pounced on him and demanded an explanation. The poor farmer joined his hands and explained, “Sir, I am so poor that I have no weights to weigh my provisions. On the scales I use, I usually put the one kg sugar you give me on one side and my butter on the other.”

The shopkeeper had nothing left to say. His bad action had caught up with him and let’s just hope he learnt his lesson. We need to be a reflection of what we would like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want the truth be truthful, if you want respect give respect. What you send out to the world… will return to you. Life is actually this simple. What complicates it is the fact that we anticipate more than what we deserve and forget that time is more powerful than all of us and that the Natural Order will seek its balance. After all, our future is just an echo of our past.
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