Karma Chameleon

Cause and effect carry me on their current like a river, flowing through and around me wherever I am.  Try as I might to dodge consequences by insulating myself with the distractions of daily life, the effects of my own actions and the causes put in motion by the world in which I live and its long history rebound upon me and the lives of those I encounter every day.  How do I right my relationship with this world to unwind that karmic spool and thereby dispel the twin delusions of self and other?  How can I help and be helped in that work?  And how will I know when I’m done?