This almost sounds like an oxymoron because there should be no punishment for doing a good deed, but sometimes it seems like a punishment because it isn’t always easy to do the right thing. The reality is that karma supercedes any “punishment” given by doing a good deed.
Everything has it’s time and everything has its curse or reward and EVERYTHING pays eventually. What is meant is that no matter what deeds have been done, no matter how long ago, the results are everlasting until a final resolve has been met, or sometimes there is no resolve and the results are perpetual. For example, if someone cheats on their spouse the deed has been done and there is no way to undo it, but with correct counseling and communication the relationship may actually become closer than it was before. On the other hand, when a spouse cheats and a child is born from that extramarital relationship, or the lover decides the cheater needs to be divorced and takes the liberty of notifying the “in the dark” spouse, the results can be catastrophic. Which result is more likely? Does one need to experiment to find out?
When a female (or a male) has been tormented her entire life because she has been molested throughout her childhood and she doesn’t feel safe in telling anyone, she continues feeling worthlessness and grief. When she brings it to the surface the perpetrator will become angry, as will possibly other members of the family who feel as if they’ve been deceived and too simple to see the signs. But hopefully, letting the dark secret out will allow her to go on with her life. She’ll gain a satisfying relationship with her understanding and accepting spouse, as well as a new understanding with her family. If not, they’re not needed anyway, not for the good of the woman, and she’ll need to find another set-up.
When a parent has been patient with a wild child, who refuses to give in, eventually the wild child comes down to Earth and realizes the sacrifices made, enveloping and caring for that parent through old age. If the child never ceases the untamed behavior, the reward and sacrifice of the parent is never realized and eventually the parent will find someone or something else to utilize the nurturing behavior. If the out-of-control child doesn’t realize it soon enough, a new way of survival must be found. It’s all a growing process.
Expecting to do a good deed or a negative task to have it forgotten over time, isn’t likely. In fact, it’s impossible. That’s why it’s important to think through every life-altering task thoroughly, as well as considering everyone involved, before making a selfish decision. When you commit acts to save yourself, no matter what the reason, you need to brace yourself for the future. When you sow the seeds of love, nurturing, singing, watering and weeding, the plants may not shoot up that week but when they do it will be the strongest, most beautiful blossom ever–and the face of the nurturer will be reflected in the petals.