Spend Time, Save Karma

Blog_karmabank There is no karma bank.

“Welcome to the Bank of Karma, how may I help you? Your account? Certainly. Every time you make a deposit of Good Things, we hold on to it and pay you back sometime in a way we see fit. If you make a withdrawal or your Good Things balance goes into the red, then bad stuff will happen until you start paying in again.”

It seems far-fetched.

We could debate all we want about the existence of a Bank of Karma – a place where good deeds are stored until you need them, with good turns handed out at fate’s whim – but it wouldn’t do any good.

Even if there were a Bank of Karma, they’ve probably closed my local branch and it’s all internet-based now or something or you have to go through a call center with a multitude of options you can’t fathom before talking to a member of staff you can’t understand when all you want to know is how to pay in your check.

But what about a Bank of Time? Now you’re talking. You thought your bank was mean – look at this: the Bank of Time never lends, there’s no interest paid and when you’ve spent your balance they close your account and that’s it. There are no call centers, but that’s OK because you can never pay into it.

The security features are not that great. Someone else can get their hands on your time if your account is not being used. You can either spend your time yourself or you can let someone else spend it for you.

OK – they’re not totally heartless. You can use your time for anything you like. You can give it away and hold it back, but the fact is it will run out.

Time, like money, can be saved. You can spend it on someone else, but it has no value on its own and it’s worth nothing without you.

Don’t expect much change out of twenty four hours, either. You can’t cram too much into any given day, because like your real money, you have to invest it. You need to sleep and eat and work at your relationships and learn and practice – all the things that will bring you a meaningful return on your time, as long as you spend it.

And save some for yourself. We’ve all seen those parents of partners who do everything for other people and nothing for themselves – they’re often miserable. Spend some time just for you. You’ll be happier and that makes other people happy. There’s the karma.

Seize the day?


Spend the day.

4 thoughts on “Spend Time, Save Karma

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  2. Larry

    You have the power to bring a bout change in your life and its all up to you how you want to live your life as ong as you are in control of your actions and emotions.
    Having a crual heart and a gready soul will not advance your life still and if it dose you will worry most of the time how your going to cover up your bad deeds.
    Maybe people are not always a ware of what you do but god dose ,
    The good and the bad,
    How you plant your seeds is what you get inturn.
    You get as much out of it as what you put in to it.
    Thats the good you do or the bad you do.
    Its up to you what kined of return you want to recive.

  3. Jolene

    Karma…well to me it means trust…when my children were little and money was short I believed in helping my neighbors with what I had. And in return, trusting that my needs will also be met. There were times my children needed clothes but the money wasn’t there to purchase them. I believe in what comes around goes around and because I gave freely I would also receive freely. Without fail I would find a box of clothes left on my front porch and whatever didn’t fit I made sure I called others to see if they would be interested in them.
    After the stock market crashed…my income dropped in half and because of food allergies my grocery bill doubled. On top of that two teenagers moved in with us. Financially it was stressful but we knew these kids needed the stability of our family. My husband and I just told ourselves this is the right thing to do and a month later my business took off and so did his. Things are still tight for us because our home is now a beacon for troubled teens but we know our future will be taken care of because KARMA will have it no other way.
    To me karma is an energy…good or bad…in any situation. What comes around goes around…only I can change what I give and how I receive.

  4. Psychic Maryanne Ext. 9146

    My interpretation of Karma has always been that it represents the totality of our ongoing learning-whether each individual believes that ongoing learning exists in only one lifetime or more than one lifetime. Ongoing learning, of course, would lead us to better acts, kinder acts, acts on a higher plane.
    Therefore, I find the premise in this article that spending time well, definitely including spending time for one’s favorite personal events does result in Karma.
    Difficult to balance and find time for our selves in stressed economic times? Definitely, for a variety of reasons-looking for a job, looking for a better job, trying to improve performance to keep our current job, balancing rising bills against non-rising salaries, etc. I believe if our favorite personal activities have to be shrunken in time or cost, they still count as we try to re-balance for difficult times.
    Ext. 9146


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