Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you've started 2017 full of joy and excitement! What do you want to do this year? Is there anything you'd like to pursue this year? What is your 'Dharma' this year?
'Dharma' simply means 'what you meant to do in the world' or 'what/how you direct your focus'. I know, it's serious business ;-)! It's tough though because there are so many choices we can make. There are so many possibilities. We have so many things that we can offer the world.
Also, 'Dharma' can be day to day simple choices. Let's say...if you are at the store looking for some alternative milk, you will find so many of them - almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, rice milk, flax milk, oat milk with different brands, with or without sweetner...etc. OMG, there are so many, which one should I get, right? Or if you are looking for a yoga class to attend, you will find so many of them in town - different styles of yoga, different teachers, different studios...etc.
So...to me, making a choice is reducing endless possibilities to fewer choices. You finally say 'Yes' to something and 'No' to a lot of different things. Often times, we get confused because there are limitless choices.
Here is the good news. Yoga practice sharpens our focus. It teaches us that we have the freedom to make choices. We feel better in our own skin so we feel more comfortable with making our own choices. That is a gift from yoga and the invitation is open to us all the time!
My Dharma is always the same - touching people's hearts through yoga. It is my true hope to help you heal in your physical, emotional, and spiritual body.
What is your 'Dharma'?