“What makes you think that,” she asked.
“I just keep having bad things happen to me lately,” I said. “I assume it’s because I did something to somebody somewhere.”
She looks at me and says, “Let me tell you a story…”
I just got back from visiting a friend of mine from college. She is a single mother, who took her daughter to Europe on vacation. While vacationing, someone stole her purse, which had all form of identification (I.D./passport) and money. She had to go to the police and even the American Embassy for help. After pulling teeth she manages to get some money wired to her from America and issues for a new passport.
Then while leaving the airport she puts all of her luggage on one of those carts. You know the big wobbly carts with three wheels that you load up and take in the elevator. Well, she is extra paranoid after her theft experience, so she decides to take it on the escalator instead. All is well until she gets to the bottom of the escalator and the front wheel gets stuck. She goes flying over the cart and all of her luggage landing on her arm. She ends up in the hospital hemorrhaging with blood everywhere.
She is a good strong woman who is now telling me what you said, about having bad karma.
“No,” I said. “That is just some really bad luck.”
“Yeah, I think that sometimes people go through a really hard time and it puts them in this negative mind frame. A state of mind where they start to assume everyone and everything is out to get them.”
“And things always tend to get a whole lot worse before they get any better,” I added.
“From my experience that is true as well,” she said.The bad can happen to the best of us, I guess. I got to change my mind frame, it’s depressing…