It’s DHARMA Time!
I’ve been studying the Bhagavad Gita in my yoga teacher training course as the last part of our 300 hour program and I must say the best was saved for last!
My favorite version of the Bhagavad Gita is The Legend of Baggar Vance. This book is a golf version of the Bhagavad Gita which especially appeals to me because not only am I an Ayurveda Practitioner and Yoga Teacher, I am a golfer too. And thanks to my very cool yoga teacher, Sandy Carmellini, for showing us the movie as part of our studies!I use the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita in all aspects of my life. Just yesterday, while I was playing golf, I was able to relax and let my “authentic swing” come to me. But the most significant thing came to me during meditation. But wait, let me back up just a little.
Today was the beginning of a week of internship for completion of the Ayurveda program I been working on for the past two years. I have been very anxious about this week because it’s a very long week, including the drive to and from the school, the additional class assignment AND, it’s also the busiest month of the year for my other business AND my assistant is off on vacation in Italy all at the same time. And now, I have to go and sit in this class blah blah blah (you can just hearing the whining going on!).
So this morning, I did a yoga practice and next pranayama, and finally meditation. And you will never guess what words came up in meditation. “Do your Dharma Lois”! I swear, it just popped in my head. And what an incredible difference that made for my day. I didn’t stress out on the 90 minute drive to class, and I didn’t stress out all day. In fact, I was oddly calm!
Knowing your Dharma, or your purpose in life, can be incredibly enlightening (if you’ll pardon the reference). But you know what I mean if you have found your purpose in life, which I have. I’ve been waiting and I’ve tried to be patient about the right time to get my business going, but if you know anything about a Pitta prakriti person, you’ll know that patience does not come naturally. But knowing your Dharma gives me focus and I also know the right thing will happen just the way it’s supposed to happen.
And just in case you haven’t had the opportunity to read a version of The Bhagavad Gita, it’s about doing your Dharma. Carrying out your life’s purpose. So that’s what I’m all jazzed about. Bringing wellness to people, as many as I can, with Ayurveda and Yoga is my life’s purpose. I have to be patient with those who don’t want to make changes for whatever reason (“But that’s Too Hard” spoken in a Wendy Whiner voice). Sorry, my Pitta has popped up again!
Tell me what your Dharma is!