I recently read an article by Saiisha called The 5 Paths to Discovering Your Dharma. It certainly peaked my interest and I wanted to know more.
What is Dharma?
“Dharma is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to righteous living, but the original word itself has a far deeper meaning than its direct translation. The ancient Hindu texts of The Vedas describe Dharma as an inner wisdom, or a cosmic guidance that governs not only the individual, but the universe itself.”
than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.” ~Bhagavad Gita
I think about inner wisdom and inner guidance; listening to yourself from within and living from the inside out! I think about myself and the world around me. I think about my thoughts, perspectives and expectations. I think about my words and my actions toward myself and others! I think about balance and purpose. I think about motion and movement and direction. I think about journeying and adventuring!
- Inner voice.
- Voice of mind.
- Voice of heart.
- Voices of other individuals.
- Voice of culture throughout the generations.
- Voice of Conscience.
- Voices of Beliefs and Expectations.
The 5 Paths
The Path of Joy
“Wherever your joy is, that is where your purpose lies.”
I am learning to do more of what I love, especially if it makes me feel good and gives me joy and happiness. I am learning to tune into and tap into my whole being; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I am learning to come from a place of love instead of fear. Just get excited and live for the day!
The Path of Synchronicity
“Synchronicity is a sign that the universe uses to show you that you are on the right path.”
I use to think in terms of right and perfection. However, I am learning to think in terms of practice and progress. I need to be aware of my inner voice and my inner wisdom to find my inner guidance and inner direction. I need to project that outwards too.
The Path of Letting Go
“You’ve probably heard the saying, “Letting go of what you are, to become what you might be,” right?”
I have spent my fair amount of time on this path in my journey of self. In learning to let go I have found practice in releasing and letting go of what I no longer need or what is no longer serving me. In learning to let go I have found freedom and purpose in finding balance and calm. In learning to let go I have opened myself up to the opportunities and possibilities.
The Path of Practice
The best discovery so far on this journey of self is practicing and progressing and growing! I am communicating, interacting and connecting with myself and my whole being. It feels so good!
The Path of Being
“The quality of your “nothing” matters. Slowly learn to build these pockets of “nothing” into your every day, to invite more “being” into your life.”
I need to be on the Path of Being more. Just to be with myself to take time for myself and my needs. Just to shut off, go away and find solitude and solace for my being. Nothing better for my whole being than that!
(Photos by RSheridan)