What does the word dharma mean?
This beautiful concept of dharma is my current obsession – but what does dharma actually mean?
Dharma is an ancient Sanskrit term with a variety of definitions.
These include ‘right way of living’ (Hinduism), ‘cosmic law and order’ (Buddhism), and ‘path of righteousness’ (Sikhism).
The common theme through all these definitions is an idea of a certain way of living and being that is aligned with the Grand Plan for humanity.
And it’s not necessary to follow or belong to a particular religion or ethos to believe in this principle of optimum living and alignment.
The definition that first led me this idea – and the one that inspired me to incorporate it into my life on a personal level and design Your Creative Dharma to help others do the same – simply relates to our unique calling in life.
For me, dharma in a career sense is the unique blend of activities that leads to the most fulfilment, success and joyful expression.
I first discovered the concept of The Law of Dharma in the book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra.
According to Deepak;
When we are ‘in dharma’, we are using our unique creative talents in a joyful way that most serves the world and leads to the most success.
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This definition is an extract from The Joy of Dharma for Creatives.
If you’re intrigued by this idea of aligning with the career and expression that is uniquely perfect for you, I explore it more deeply in my short ebook; The Joy of Dharma for Creatives – available below.
(You can read the story behind this ebook – and my dharma journey – in this blog post.)
So, if this beautiful concept of dharma strikes a chord with you, please help yourself to a copy,
You’ll also receive news and info for Your Creative Dharma – the online course I’ve designed to support soul-seeking creative people in this important and powerful work.
And I would love to hear your experience of dharma and what has drawn you to this inspiring Sanskrit word.
Maybe you’re already living and loving your creative dharma!?
If so, I would love to hear about your journey.
Wishing you a happy and creative week,