Welcome to another edition of this week’s Life Tools as we explore awakening your inner teacher!
The best teachers help you awaken to the essence already resting inside you. They help you translate universal knowledge into personal wisdom. They help you see things in a new light. They channel the universe and then step out of the way.
We commonly use the word dharma to “mean purpose in life.” My dear friend & mentor Dr. David Simon taught me another meaning of the word — “essence.” Your essence is the heart of your existence. Your dharma is the essence of you who are. From your essence arise your intentions. Your intentions drive your thoughts. Your thoughts give rise to your words. Your words are translated into actions – your actions into habits of behavior. Your habits of behavior manifest as your contribution to the world. This is your dharma.
When we are “in our dharma,” we are aligning our intentions, thoughts, words, and actions with our essence. This requires the power of commitment – making a contract between our body, mind, and soul. When you empower your intentions with commitment, your actions, words, thoughts, and feelings align with the universe providing unconditional support to all of your choices. This brings deeper fulfillment to you and those affected by your choices.
If you are looking to take your practice to the next level, or share the passion that burns inside you, consider finding a teacher to walk this sacred journey with you. To help you open your heart & get closer to your dharma with greater grace and greater ease. Here is an easy 4-step process to help you deepen your connection to your own essence and purpose:
Meditate every morning & ask the sacred questions:
- What am I grateful for?
- Who am I grateful for?
Ask a close friend or relative, “What do you think is my best quality?”
Ask yourself at the end of the day, “What did I love to do so much that time stood still?”
As your head hits the pillow at night, ask yourself, “ How can I help others, heal others, serve others using my best qualities?”
Living our dharma is all about translating our best intentions into meaningful choices. If the passion is burning inside you, take the next step to flow your essence into the world. Everyone around you will be richer for your contribution. In the meantime, I’ll see you in the gap!!
I’m excited to announce that for the FIRST TIME ever – and only available for the summer session starting June 28 – we are accepting registrations for an entirely virtual meditation teacher training certification program.
This meditation teacher training is a 16-week journey into your soul. You will explore both secular and sacred ancient wisdom traditions, modern and ancient masters, religious and spiritual texts, scientific and practical teachings, with a broad and deep field of study.
You will explore ancient teachings and modern translations of the Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras, The Crest Jewel of Discrimination, as well as the teachings Pema Chodron, don Miguel Ruiz, Ram Dass, and many others to immerse you in a spiritual journey. Throughout the course you will engage in weekly lessons, daily meditations, webinars, assignments, group study and exclusive one-on-one interactions with davidji.
The program culminates with a virtual in-residence week lead by davidji in which you will attend live classes via zoom with your fellow teachers-in-training, throughout the day practice and explore the many belief systems that have meditation at their core, practice yoga, experience sound healing and more.
Unlike any other teacher training, this program is designed as a comprehensive immersion where you truly feel the divine convergence of the teachings, the group collective and your very soul.
Send us an email with any questions.