In the past 4 days I’ve had the sense that karma is real.
Last Friday I lost my cool after misplacing my phone while coming home on the ferry.
I discovered that I had actually left it in my friend’s car who had just dropped me off at the ferry terminal.
But not before I over-reacted to a bunch of innocent bystanders.
Yesterday, while getting on the same ferry for home, is when I felt that karma is real.
I should say while trying to get on the ferry.
I ran from the car of my friend who dropped me off as I could see the last couple of vehicles boarding the ferry.
The turnstile is right in front of the ferry. There were a bunch of security guards standing together watching me approach then enter the little turnstile shelter.
But I had to quickly top up my boarding card which took 10 seconds. As I turned around ready to sprint onto the ferry, I saw they had not waited.
The ferry had lifted its onboard ramp.
The security guards could see what I was doing and trying to do.
Yet not one took the initiative to signal to the ferry pilot and say:
“Just hold it for 10 seconds – this guy is about to get on.”
This process is not automated. I travel back & forth on the ferry every day. I’ve seen many times where a small leeway of wiggle room has been left to the discretion of a security guard.
And this had happened right in front of them.
I commented to one of the security guards that they all saw me and that it would have taken literally 10 seconds.
All I got was a blank stare.
This was a stare whereby the universe was channeling its indifference to personal plight!
This is another way of saying karma is real.
My outburst a few days before was uncalled for, showing a lack of patience and perspective.
Well, now I had perspective – the energy glitch I created with my outburst was now momentarily resolved.
“That’s fine, on this level – you make the walls or the furniture in your prison a little bit more comfortable…”
– Eckhart Tolle