“Abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace.”
-Krishna, The Bhagavad Gita
Discover Your Dharma
Hello & welcome to another week of dharma seeking!! We’ve spent two weeks exploring, navigating, and uncovering our unique gifts, our special talents, and answering some pretty powerful questions regarding our purpose in life.
So often, the dharma seeker searches for purpose through an intellectual process – making lists, logically analyzing core skill sets, and studying others.
For the past 4376 days, every morning & afternoon, right before I meditate, I have asked the questions: Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? And, What am I grateful for? I have sat and listened to what flows back and I have lived the answers that have been whispered into my heart.
At first, the responses seemed endless and powerful. And I would seize an answer, leap up, and race off in that direction. Yet, over the years – and more than 10,000 meditations later – the truest answers have come more slowly, more clearly, and with deeper profundity. Over time, the most insightful answers have encouraged me to travel tens of thousands of miles, dig down deep, awaken my courage, make scary decisions, change courses, listen more closely to my heart, trust in the divine guidance of the universe…and keep leaning forward in the direction of my dreams.
I’ve often asked myself, “If I had all the time, money, and energy in the world, what would I do?” I’ve even pushed the issue further by asking myself, “Would I do this if I had to pay for it?” And, when I was still stuck, I’ve asked, “If I was going to die in a few days, what would I regret that I didn’t do?” Some of my most dharmic choices have come from these answers and many of them have been opportunities where I’ve volunteered, donated my time, or worked for free. Your dharma does not have to be your job – it may be something even deeper than that…an over-riding way of living your life or seeing the world.
In the stillness & silence of your unconditioned self you will discover your purpose in life. But you need to give yourself permission to surrender to a daily meditation practice before you start asking questions. Meditation is the doorway to your soul. In the quietude of your mind and the silence of your heart, answers will begin to flow. A daily stillness practice will increase the possibilities of you aligning with your dharma. Coming from the space BETWEEN your thoughts will add much greater value to your life than coming FROM your thoughts.
Dharma is that sweet alignment between your soul and the universal spirit. Once you experience that TRUTH, your passion will fuel you to awaken your purpose. Join me today on Hay House Radio & we’ll explore aligning your soul with the soul of the universe. And if you’d like to awaken your dharma in person, then join me on the beach in April at the dharma life-change immersion in the sweetspot of the universe.
In the meantime, keep asking the questions. Keep living the answers. Keep meditating. And keep breathing each breath with passion. I’ll see you I the gap!! Peace. -davidji