Karma Comes Back to You Hard: Karma is Real.

Via Sojourner Marable Grimmett
on Nov 15, 2010
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The printmaking department at my university recently gave me a sign that I posted in my office that reads, “Good Karma.” It’s a beautiful print with purple flowers and long vines that wrap around the words. I’d like to think that what comes around goes around, but at the same time, I don’t like to wish harm on anyone. One of my favorite artists, Lauryn Hill’s song Lost Ones reads in part:

“Now don’t you understand man universal law
What you throw out comes back to you, star
Never underestimate those who you scar
Cause karma, karma, karma comes back to you hard.”

In an ideal world, I’d like to think that before someone does something spiteful, that he/she would recognize the pain that it would cause on the other person. There are countless incidences in my life when someone was negative towards me, the shadow of karma followed.


About Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Sojourner Marable Grimmett has a BA in communications from Clark Atlanta University and an MA in media studies from Pennsylvania State University. She is a stay-at-work mom and her experience in higher education spans over 10 years working in student services and enrollment management. Sojourner previously worked at CNN, Georgia Public Television, and as an AmeriCorp member at Harvard University’s Martin Luther King Jr. after-school program. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Roland and two young sons, Roland Jay and Joshua. Visit her blog sojournermarablegrimmett.blogspot.com and follow her on twitter.


3 Responses to “Karma Comes Back to You Hard: Karma is Real.”

  1. candicegarrett says:

    good karma, bad karma, all is "bad" karma because it keeps us tied to incarnation. The ideal is no karma. That is yoga.
    There is falsity in believing that karma is instant, it may not play out for lifetimes. And attachment to one "getting his" is definately playing into your own karma. Better to go the route of unattachment. The yogic way 🙂

  2. Blake says:

    I don't know about karma but I do know that I love Lauryn Hill.