My former Self left me a gift
of the karma from previous actions I took
some gifts delight me now if I notice
others I’d rather just keep in the box
If I’m heir to karma from my former Self
does my current Self, through my actions today,
bequeath new gifts to my future Self, too?
If so, I’d be well to be mindful of choices,
while creating the karma for my yet-to-be Self
Inspired by a recent article in Tricycle Magazine (Fall 2019) called What’s in a Word? Karma.