When I talk about karma with other people, since I’m still stubborn to admit its power, there is a strange force that comes into our life and sets everything into extremes. It’s easy to notice such extremes in lives of extreme people; rich, famous, successful people. Sometimes destiny and luck play into downright spiral that is on the edge with tragicomedy. It’s such a big surprise to us all when we’re reading about it in newspapers. Not just people, things, projects, social architectures, politics, countries, everything can fall following some funny Murphy’s law. Things fall with the finger of chaos fighting back. It’s that butterfly that makes a storm.
In those moments I love to point out that “we’re living on a skeleton mountain” to explain why this unlucky moments, acting like a curse, destroy us even when we feel safe in our own lies and illusions.
Skeleton mountain - imagine a big mountain of skeletons, people dead before you that made your existence a possibility, people dead because of your choices in life, people dead by countless regimes, people dead so the successful could reach the unreachable top, add nature if you want, animals you ate, nature you/we destroyed just to be. We are living on such mountain. Some people have it low, some have it high.
Everything has it’s own skeleton mountain, on micro and macro level. Even society has one that can’t support us anymore. Capitalism has it’s own. On micro level we’re sitting and carrying this little mountain while pushing and climbing a bigger one. It’s Sisyphus job.
I believe more and more corpses fall while giving a last push to the society, more society falls down it’s own mountain. We give our life to push forward things that are bigger than us. Even if a person dies in a concentration camp under torture, it is pushing forward this reality with a wish for someone to come and free the others or the next generations.
We live in countless prisons in this world and I believe such prisons make reality a place of imagination. Because all those ideas belong to nothing really, our minds. Maybe this reality really is a test. Hm.
Wishes and efforts, a prayers of many that are given to next generation. A beautiful candle light in the night. Karma being indifferent but calculative, knows who has taken more of a bite into this place, and who didn’t. If you bite more, more you will get, bad or good it doesn’t matter. Everything leads to conclusion on skeleton mountain.
You reach the top, you die. That can be a death of your soul, personality, character, maybe now you’re a rich guy and think your existence matters - but hey, there is a pile of corpses below you.
You have a responsibility and power to bring this fragile little wishes to reality. You killed many to achieve not much.
I always say we take everything for granted. But if we turn around we can see ghosts. When you see a pathetic existence wearing illusions of ego, feel sorry for them, they will learn nothing. This world is getting fuller and fuller of empty, hollow people - and for/because of them millions died. Dead end for wishes of better times for all of us.
Karma, destiny, chaos waves, they are like some weird machinery. If balance is out of order, it will work its magic. It will create curse to fight back someones extreme luck. It will drag out the uncertainty from the microscopic hole of society and use it on massive level.
It’s interesting to contemplate on idea of skeleton mountain. It can be used as shadow work. Who died because of me? Who died because of my life choices, job choices, political choices, consumerism, ideas, success, stubbornness. Remember those ghosts, lives you destroyed by not knowing. Respect your luck. It’s not all about you being high-achiever, it’s about you being hungry and eating more into the skeleton mountains core. It was all form of energy, so your rocket could go higher. Without us you’re nothing.
all the best, chaotically,