What is Dharma?

Dharma is a Sanskrit word that (loosely translated) means, “life purpose”. I have a deep faith that once you tap in and connect to your life purpose, magic happens in your life. Suddenly things seem so right and you feel at peace. It’s a beautiful experience when we stop squashing our soul’s desires and begin to obey our calling. If you are walking your path and are immersed in your Dharma, you know what I’m talking about. Or if you are one who is still seeking your Dharma, do not stop until you find it. And if you don’t know at all what I’m talking about, then you are in the right place to find out more about it.

In Ayurveda, it is believed that we all go through four phases in our lives. We start out in the Kama phase, where we seek out sensory pleasures. After the thrill of that wears off and we realize that those pleasures aren’t sustainable, we move into the Artha phase, where we concentrate of being a family provider and our focus is on “earning a living”. However, even these pleasures of life subside after some time, and we realize yet again that this is not sustainable. It is then that we move into our Dharma phase, where we focus on more philosophical reflections, such as, “why are we here?” and “what is the purpose of my life?”. These questions lead us to a more noble desire, where we focus on giving back, and serving others. The final phase of life is Moksha, where we move into a more spiritual life as we move towards spiritual enlightenment.

Focusing on Dharma at the moment, for some people, Dharma reflects a clear calling: farmer, teacher, lawyer, activist, poet, president. For others, not so much. But really, Dharma is a relative concept. Think about it this way: Given all of the moving parts, what is it that best serves you and the greater good? Ultimately, Dharma is about enhancing life.

We are all on our own personal journeys and this means that we all emerge through the different life phases at different times. Some of us will not make it out of the Kama phase, while others will cling to the Artha phase their whole life. Some of us will enter into the Dharma phase earlier than others, and still others are more spiritually advanced than others. There is no deadline for when we all progress through the phases. We all flow and grow on our own unique timing.

I coach others on finding their Dharma, because I have tasted the delicious fruits of discovering your Dharma and how fulfilling your life becomes once you have surrendered to your calling in life. Embracing your purpose and walking that path brings joys that are unrivaled. Once you tap into your Dharma, you won’t believe how deep and more meaningful your life becomes, and how naturally high you can be, and how sustainable that natural high is.

If you are reading this site, then you are ready to begin your Dharma journey. I’m so glad you’ve joined me here, and I hope my words and personal experiences can be light on your path. It is my pleasure to serve you and help you along on your journey.

Sometimes we all need a helper or a coach to help guide us through these new waters we are embarking on. If you are interested in some extra guidance I am here to be your personal life coach.

Contact me at jennmarut@hotmail.com for more information. I look forward to working with you!

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