The final Spiritual Law is the Law of Dharma. This Law says that we are here to fulfill a purpose. We all have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it that supports the greater good.
When I think of someone living their Dharma, my mind automatically goes to Mrs. Piekarski. "Mrs. Pie" has been a Kindergarten teacher at St. Hilary for 30 years and she is still teaching and touching little lives today. She made every child (and parent) feel special and is leaving quite a legacy.
When we are living in Dharma, we are able to express our individuality while contributing to the whole. Just as a cell in our body performs a unique function while supporting the entire system.
Some of us know exactly what we were born to do. Some of us are still figuring it out. I know for certain that I am here to see and bring out the potential in others. I am just still figuring out how to best do it.
If you are looking to get closer to your Dharma. Here is how to jump start the discovery process:
- Get quiet and find stillness on a regular basis. As you integrate into stillness, ask “what is my Dharma?” “How can I serve?”Then just sit and breathe.
- Write down a list of all the things you love and enjoy doing. Then ask yourself the question: If I can do anything in the world for my job and money is no object- what would that be? See if you can combine that one thing, or two things with the things you love to do.
- Many people may be in their Dharma and they just don’t know it. Begin to understand and honor your unique way of performing the particular job you are in. When you honor your uniqueness and realize your importance, this can give you a whole new meaning of your purpose.
Being in your Dharma does not require that you make a living from it. You can have your day job and make an impact on our world through an interest, hobby or volunteer endeavor. Your Dharma may be supporting your family and not working outside the home. My mom was put on this earth to care for babies. She had eight children and 16 grandchildren. She had confidence and clarity that the babies sensed. She passed in 2008 and we miss her.
For you Yogis, how to practice this law on your mat:
- Become awake to the space between the breaths and the movements.
- Honor your strengths that you bring to your practice.
- Cultivate an attitude of service.