I bought a John Lennon pen for my husband’s birthday on Saturday and so I have been doing a great deal of thinking about John Lennon. His song, “Instant Karma”, first popularized the idea that the world immediately mirrors your inner state. It might not be everyone’s experience, but it was his.
Because John Lennon was acutely aware of his inner feelings he could outwardly express his creative genius. Since he was so aware of his inner world, he realized that in every moment, in some way, the outer world reflected back his inner state. Perhaps this is true for everyone, but many are just not aware of their inner state.
The principal of instant karma is that if you are feeling really good inside, then “instantly” the people you interact with tend to make you feel really good. If you are feeling anxious and in a hurry, then the line at Target you get in, will be the slowest. If you are angry, then people do things to make your angrier. On the other hand, if you began to let go of your anger, people begin to let go of theirs.
Instant Karma means that what you put out is what you get back-instantly.
What are you putting out there today?