In the west we live with the principle of the Golden Rule is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” What really happens is ‘whatever you do unto others is already done unto you. That’s karma…you can’t get away from it…you can’t escape it.
Treat other people the way you would like them to treat you…because they will. Give to the world what you want to receive from the world…because you will receive that…and not necessarily from the same person. You may betray someone who put all their trust in you and then later in life you will find yourself betrayed in another way and it will hurt just as much.
So, once you know that, then you can begin to look at your experiences less personally, you don’t have to take them so personally if someone betrays you.
The first thing you can understand is that there is a factor of karma involved. The other thing that you can understand is that the person who is acting in that way, is acting from a frightened part of his personality; he or she is in pain.
You never really have to worry about someone who does harm to you or creates an atmosphere of betrayal, because the karmic debt that they will have to pay; it will take care of itself. You don’t have to take on the role of judge and jury.
What other way could you learn that creates changes in you so permanent, so deep, so constructive as through your own experience in countering the consequences of your own choices, until finally you stop trying to use other people, you stop trying to blame other people, you stop shaking your fist and blaming the universe, you stop curling up into a ball and wanting to die, you stop trying to impress everyone, you stop everything, and when you do, you create authentic power. And when you keep following that path, it will eventually, as the saying goes, “bring you to your knees,” and then you are open for the first time because everything else you’ve tried hasn’t worked, and you know it’s not going to; the pain killers, the drugs, the wealth…it doesn’t matter. That point comes when you open yourself, and when you do, then, change is possible.” ~ #Super Soul Sunday with Oprah and Gary Zukav