You are born as what you need to deal with, and if you just try and push it away, whatever it is, it’s got you.

What goes around comes around. That is probably the most rudimentary understanding of karma. In Western culture, we grow up with the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

So both Eastern and Western philosophy agree that your actions create consequences and therefore monitoring one’s actions will make a greater opportunity for the results that one seeks.

In the law of attraction, that which you think about is that which you attract.

The Hindu religion takes all of these concepts on a much higher level. In fact, the majority of these concepts have originated as derivations from the Hindu mindset.

They believe that when the physical body dies, the essence of the person (soul) regresses back to a non-physical state and in that non-physical state they connect with others with whom they continue to travel, life after life, interacting with… and they map out the next round of lessons that they will learn when they are reincarnated back into physical form. All of this is a continual process for a soul to evolve.

So if one is born with what one has to deal with, and one opts not to deal with it, then one is stuck with that flaw in their higher being until they are willing to grapple with the core problem that they are born this time around to improve upon.

When I was exposed to this philosophy decades ago, I started trying to contemplate what those life lessons were in my world. I cannot tell you that I have identified the answer to that question, but I can tell you that in contemplating that question, I have looked at problems in my lifetime and vowed to myself that I will find solutions to improve myself in those areas in particular.

Is any of this real? When we die are we reincarnated and do we come back to the physical world with a new set of lessons for our overall soul to grow again? And as this happens repeatedly do we continue to vibrate at a ever increasing frequency? No one knows. And whether it is true or not, I have found it a useful tool to filter my larger life experience through and ask if I am doing all that I might to accelerate those improvements.

Food for thought on a Wednesday. What are the big life lessons that you were born this time around to learn? Have you learned them? And do you feel that you have improved as a result? Hope you have an amazing day!😊

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!