"When we begin to understand the concept of Karma we will never ever blame God for anything that happens to us. We will realize that we are responsible for all that happens to us. As we sow, so shall we reap. Rich or poor, saint or sinner, miser or philanthropist, learned or illiterate ... This is the Universal Law that applies to individuals, to whole communities, societies, nations and races. As we sow, so shall we reap."J. P. Vaswani
Karma is the scale of balance that apply directly to our own beliefs. Whether you believe in a "god" or "higher consciousness" or the reflection of your own face in a mirror is entirely up to you. Karma is the consequence of our own actions put into play by the Universe.
"Good" and "bad" are seldom definitions which are agreed upon by people, I prefer shades of gray and personal evaluation of any particular situation, and it does me good to know that others do the same. Dexter (Showtime TV Series) calls his "bad" side a "dark passenger" which suits me fine. As a dark passenger there is a place in which we can pick it up and drop it off. The option to allow it to ride shotgun or take the wheel is entirely up to us. The responsibility for whatever becomes of the ride is still ours.
Temptation to strike out in anger (aka hidden hurt) is an easy one for most people to fall into. If someone hurts you, or someone you love it's likely that most people will want to support, or defend the one that matters to them. What happens when all people matter? Who then do you defend, support, admonish, chastise... or otherwise stake a claim to in some fashion?
Preach it, teach it, wrap it up in pretty ribbons and spread it across the top of mountains too high to climb. Karma is as natural as the air we breathe and as simple as remembering what we choose to give our energy and attention to, we will also draw to us. Somehow it multiplies in the return, so even the most selfish of individuals ought to be able to understand that it is beneficial to put forth positive energy in the world around them.Tying up the stray strands of grey matter that roam freely from my heart to my mind.