Karma is the law of cause and effect by which each individual creates his own destiny by his thoughts, words, and deeds. Before my stroke, I had a holier-than-thou attitude regarding my religion, physical strength, and intellectual prowess. However, as I laid in my hospital bed I realized my blood clot had stripped me of everything, including my attitude.
And, I found peace.
Not a 1940 movie’s peace but a silly, joyful, boring, angry and sad peace. It felt like a preschool child’s peace. Before the stroke, I had a frantic, anxious, numb adult persona. I remember sitting in a pew and begging God to sell my screenplay! After the stroke, I became enamored with nature, I noticed the non-verbal communication of people and I played with my daughters. Yes, I found peace.
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