“Whether one believes in a religion or not, or whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.” – Dalai Lama
Hello spiritual warrior! What’s your purpose? Why are you here? What were you created to do?
According to Vedanta, each of the 8 billion people on the planet has a unique gift – a special talent. When we can align that ability with helping, healing, or serving others…we begin to live a purpose driven life.
Most of the Eastern philosophies and ancient wisdom traditions have this concept woven into their histories. It’s in the ancient texts of the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Dhammapada. In Sikhism, the word dharm can be translated as the path of righteousness and in the Rig Veda it’s referred to as the cosmic flow.
But, in the modern western world there is no one word translation that explains the fullness of dharma. Essentially, being in dharma means that the actions and behaviors in your life are in accord with the intentions of the universe. When your actions support the grand cosmic order of existence, then the universe supports your intentions & desires. When this occurs, you start to feel like the wind is at your back…choices become easier; love fills the air; relationships flow with grace; and abundance chases you wherever you go. Living a purpose-driven life is one of the most magnificent human experiences.
Over the years, there have been many misinterpretations of dharma. Some philosophers have defined it as your duty; while others have insisted it must be the actions we don’t want to do; and others have asserted that dharma needs to be your job or your career.
Through my studies, challenges, and triumphs, I have found that dharma is deeper than that. Dharma is how you live your life. Our unique gifts and talents change over the years and where and how we can serve others also shifts over time. If you are in dharma – then you are living each moment with purpose and that can only occur when you are living in harmony with yourself, your surroundings, other beings, and aligned with the universal flow.
Join me this week on Hay House Radio and today we’ll explore how to activate our unique gifts and talents; and join me in person this April for my Dharma Life-Change workshop in the sweetspot of the universe. I’ll see you in the gap!! Peace. -davidji
Discovering Your Dharma
April 3-6, 2014
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