We all have three vessels we carry around all day. One says “ME”*, then one vessel says “them” and the last says “my world”.
I personally would love to hit 100% positive impact and fill all of these to capacity every single day, but that is, for starters, way too much pressure.
Most importantly it isn’t possible. We get 100% effort for the day and that gets divided however we choose by not only our actions but also our words, intension and thoughts.
At the end of the day the narcissist is perfectly happy with only the “me” vessel filled in, but even they can’t escape the callousnous of that when they look in the mirror. Most people can’t. It haunts them. Into different dimensions it haunts them. If that isn’t enough incentive alone I’m not sure what would be. But we all have our personal reasons for where we put our allotment and the justifications to go with it.
Just that “it all does matter”, no matter what anyone ever tells you to the contrary.
At the end of the day all the jugs should have something inside them. No? I mean there are temporary extraordinary circumstances where that may need to not be the case. Like caring for a newborn, an extremely important project, etc, but this is an overall simplified view.
Here is the thing. Here is what I always feel I have to remind people. If you are helping people in the way they want and need, then you are doing it for “them”. If you are helping people solely in the way you want to then you are doing it for you and it goes into the “me” side. Simple as that.
Then to give something to someone to then hold it over them, ask or demand for something back, at that time or down the line counts negatively in all vessels**. But a win/win can let the deed be allocated into both vessels and may even earn extra credit. Lol.
Some of the fine print is murky. These calculations are easier than the IRS though and always trying to give you the win as much as possible. That is the beauty of Karma.
If I have some of it understood correctly though……it’s that filling the “them” and “world” vessels sends ripples of positive input into your me bucket in ways you never even see coming. I mean…there are some things to like about Karma for sure.
I, personally, just want to circumvent Karma altogether. That is my aim, even though I have benefitted from it greatly. Serendipitously….so many times. But I find just being genuinely and authentically, vulnerably myself usually does an ok job too and I’d like to keep at that a while. Suppose both aren’t mutually exclusive. Not that I even know how to escape Karma truthfully. (Me and my tangents. Lol)
Enjoy your days. It’s a no device day. Probably not for too long though. I have a client at 4. I slept in till noon. Wow. Can’t remember the last time I did that. Should I count that I was up writing and meditating during the night. Thinking about the world. I don’t know. I don’t like to keep score.
*The me vessel then also has three separate columns within it. Each labeled physical, mind, spirit, which should theoretically be in balance, as much as possible.
**Except for strictly commerce transactions which are a tit for tat thing, but even then should not involve thievery or deception (which counts negatively obviously).