Let’s dive deep. Digging for our Dharma. Our true purpose and for living a fulfilled life. This is after all the time of year when we are contemplating. It’s dark and cold and we spend time with our thoughts. We are acknowledging a new yearly cycle and we are reflecting on what has passed and what may come.
Dharma is one of these concepts or words that can be difficult to translate into modern day English. According to Wikipedia Dharma is: ‘the order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and "right way of living”. In Buddhism, dharma means "cosmic law and order".’
It is also our own individual path within the natural order of the universe.
Take a breath and get grounded. Finding our Dharma is about participating in life so we want to feel our feet on the ground, our seat on our chair. We at Yogandha love using aroma and oils to support us in daily life - including when contemplating these philosophical questions. The sense of smell is related to the element of earth and our root Chakra so using something like Yogandha Ground Rollerball is perfect for these contemplations.
When we talk about Dharma we talk about the big questions in life:
Why am I here? What is my purpose?
We all have multiple roles in our life. Perhaps you are an employee or employer, a sister, brother, dad or mum. You are a certain kind of friend to certain people and act differently with other friends and colleagues. These are roles and mostly automatic.
Knowing who you truly are and your role in the world is understanding your Dharma beyond the roles you "play". When we understand our place in the world we can do our duty. Not just how we operate on automatic.
Sometimes we just need space, time and quietness. When we sit in meditation, go for a walk or allow our mind to relax we get insights. We just know when something is our purpose, something we just have to share with the world or cannot not do.
Creating a meditation ritual as described above can be useful. As can using Yogandha Ground Rollerball which was created to stay grounded yet also in a meditative space to contemplate these big questions.
You can also actively question your motivations. Ask yourself:
If I had all the money in the world what would I do? If I had time, energy and health in abundance how would I live my path? Or if I had limited time left - how would I want to spend it?
It’s time to get out your notebook and reflect on your purpose, your Dharma. How are you going to live your path in the new year?
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