A Stranger’s Words

I went downstairs to the hotel restaurant for dinner, and I was about to pull out my kindle to start reading when an older man passed by me and told me not to sit alone but to join him instead. Being the person that I am, I joined him. The words that this man spoke over our dinner were words to hold onto for a life time. It was almost as if he was reading into my life.

Our conversation started with the normal introductions and the talk about the weather. It turns out that he was from New Zealand, but lives in Indonesia. Long story short, work keeps him traveling. He had an awesome sense of humor and lived his life freely. It wasn’t long until his words became wiser and I was completely drawn into everything he had to say.

We began talking about his wife, how she was a woman of Islamic faith, and how he was raised Christian. He did what he had to do to marry the woman he loved, and he had gone through the conversion process. Now, his wife prays, but he does not. He loves his life with full faith in karma. As soon as he said “karma” I was drawn in. There are many things he didn’t believe in, but karma was one thing that would never exit his mind. He lives his life being kind to others and paying his respects, because karma pays its dues to those that work hard and deserve it. He does have a bit of a temper and instant karma takes hold when you eat on his bad side… that has a lot to do with his boxing past.

Anyway, he doesn’t live his life in fear, but he has witnessed karma take hold of those that do others wrong. So, he does everything in his power to do for the world what you want done to you. I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, and I could do nothing but continue to listen to him as he talked on.

Our conversation eventually shifted to that of happiness, a subject that has always been a bit of a touchy one for me. The conversation was along the lines of, no matter how hard you work for your happiness and the happiness of others, there is always going to be someone there to try and take that away. He told me to live life and not to let others influence what makes me happy. It blew my mind that he was so spot on with things that have been on my mind and that I have been struggling with for a while now.

I have been doing everything in my power to live a good life. A life full of positively, selflessness, and generosity. I have also been searching for what truly makes me happy. For the most part, I think I’m on the right track. I stumble occasionally, and every now and again I have to realign my objective, but I am on my way. I am slowly but surely paving my path on this unbeaten path.

It’s crazy how the world works. Guidance will literally fall right into your hands if you allow it to.

Have a good one!



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