Are you clear on the direction of your life? Or perhaps like me, you have found it difficult to let your truest self shine through? Some people seem to be clear from day one of their path. Others struggle. But you do not need to struggle – through the tools of yoga we can all live our life’s purpose.
Follow your journey towards self-discovery
For years, even decades, I struggled to find my path. I knew that I was meant to do so much more than work in the job I was in. but I struggled to put my finger on what it was. Over the years I tried my hand at so many different things, but nothing stuck, nothing felt right, and hence nothing worked out. But yoga changed all of this. Through a daily yoga practice I started to let go of this need to control what would happen. I slowly learnt to let go and trust. Things began to become clearer. This clarity affected not only my life’s path in regard to the work I would do, and how I would best serve others (and my soul), and even how and where I wanted to live. When we start to peel the layers away we can find our real selves and live out our Dharma.
When I say that yoga showed me the way forward in my journey I do not mean some crazy hot exercise class, or twisting myself like a contortionist. What I mean is that when we meditate every day, practice physical postures and breath exercises, follow the philosophies of yoga, practice what we preach in regard to the teachings in the Yoga Sutras and embrace the spiritual nature of yoga, well, then big things start to happen. You let go of the past as well as the need to control the future. You learn to live in the now, in this very moment. And then, suddenly, your journey is visible and your path forward is clear of obstacles.
I knew I wanted to be a yoga and meditation teacher, but I also knew there was more to it than that. As I study yoga therapy and delve deeper in to the spiritual teachings I am narrowing my purpose down even further – that purpose is to use the therapeutic tools of yoga to help other people find their calling, and live in their truest nature – to help others find their Dharma.
The word Dharma has no one simple meaning. It is a word with deep roots and complex meanings. On a very basic level you are living in Dharma when you are clear on what you want to do and how you will get there. But, it must be something that has your best interests at heart as well as the best interests for the environment you live in (whether that be family or the planet). Yoga helps us to untangle from all the negative patterns and beliefs we hold about ourselves. Yoga shifts us from a place of suffering towards living our life’s purpose with grace and virtue – this is DHARMA.
Dharma – Finding Your Purpose – workshop in January
Let’s begin to explore who you are really meant to be.
Join me on the Mornington Peninsula for a day of self-discovery.