Mare Street, Hackney

When I was younger, around 22 years old, me and my cousin were riding around one night in my ’86 blue Jeep Cherokee (this car was LEGENDARY in the trajectory of my early adulthood.) If you’re doing the math with me then you’ll realize that I was 22 in the year 2000, so my car was pretty old back then.

Still, it was mine and I drove the hell outta that Jeep everywhere. And I was young, arrogant and untouchable like most people in their late teens and early 20’s tend to believe so Life was the stars and I was a rocket ship headed into the sky.

Plainly put, I was an asshole.

On this particular night I was really feeling myself. I was in college, I had a car, I was handsome and didn’t give a fuck about too many things.

As we continued to cruise we came upon the XH bus stop on the corner of Cheltenham Ave and Washington Lane. I told my cousin ‘Yo, roll down the window and yell out ‘Fuck The Bus!’

Giggling, as I launched into a left turn he rolled down the window and yelled ‘FUCK THE BUS!’

Two months later I was unemployed, my license had been suspended, my car was completely dead AND…I was on the bus.

I’ll wait for your laughter to subside before I continue.

I believe wholeheartedly in the law of What Goes Around Comes Around, and this is just one example of the energy I’ve put out coming back to bite me in the ass. I can’t tell you exactly how the karma came back for my cousin but I do remember that year being pretty fucked up for the both of us. And I’ve heard non-religious people say they don’t believe in karma. And that’s fine. Still, I believe that karma transcends religion and is a part of a natural energy that reacts to what we put out into the universe. I’ve known people who were rotten and terrible in their actions towards others who continuously have nothing but sad stories and bad times to share with everyone else. There are some people who live in negativity so much that they can turn a sunny day into a reason to stay indoors to avoid skin cancer. And then there are some people whose energy is refreshing. You love to be around them because of the vibe you get whenever they’re around.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that if you’re the nicest person in the world good things will always happen to you. Life doesn’t work that way. But I have seen karma manifest itself in different ways with people I know. So I implore you to put the best out there into the world and watch how positivity blossoms into your life. Because karma can be an evil bitch.



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  4 comments for “Karma

  1. Kelly
    July 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Well said.

  2. Ticora Hudson
    July 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I love it cousin, definitely well written and so true. LOL

  3. Vanessa
    August 15, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Loving the blog Mr x

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