From Wikipedia: Karma in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect. Also known as “what comes around, goes around”, “you reap what you sow”, or “come full circle”.
Last week I was at Whole Foods, buying about 20 items of food, when a woman carrying three boxes of pasta came up behind me in line . I asked her if she would like to go in front of me; I wasn’t in a hurry and how long could it take to ring up three boxes of pasta? She thanked me.
Then I drove to an appointment and I pulled into a space in the parking garage. A woman started to walk towards me, so I rolled down the window, and she said that she was pulling out of her space, and there was still 40 minutes remaining on the meter. I thanked her, waited for her to pull out, and took that space.
Maybe just coincidence. Or maybe synchronicity, a concept developed by Carl Jung, which states that an experience of two or more events can be meaningfully related, while simultaneously unlikely being causally related. I’m a big Jung fan, and a big fan of meaning. There is no test for synchronicity, or for karma, you either believe it, or you don’t. But for me, not much is random or meaningless.
The Police believe in synchronicity too.