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Do you feel like you are living and breathing your purpose in life? If not, then you need to learn about living your Dharma!

Dharma is a Sanskrit word that is used to describe your purpose in life, and how to live your truth. If something doesn’t feel right anymore, be it a friendship, a job, a hobby, your health or spiritual wellness, then tuning into the Dharma teachings will help you feel contented and balanced again.

Deepak Chopra believes that everyone has a unique purpose in life and your dharma will continually evolve over your lifetime.

According to Deepak Chopra your dharma has 3 components: 

  1. To discover your true self
  2. The expression of your unique talents
  3. Sharing your gifts in a way that helps others

Unless you are being true to yourself and performing your dharma, even if it is imperfect, genuine contentment and happiness is often not found.

Signs that you may not be in balance with living your Dharma may include:

  1. Things that you found once enjoyable don’t appeal anymore
  2. You feel like you’ve outgrown your life
  3. It’s definitely not a comfortable feeling, you feel discontented, restless and may experience unhappiness
  4. You question all you once knew

When it’s time for change you will know it. You just know deep at your core that things can’t go back to how things were. You may push it down and try and avoid it, but know that it will sneak back up again, sometimes in more profound ways until you take inspired awareness and action.

Trust what is happening, even if you don’t understand it and it’s painful to the core. Every time you try and control the outcome, you are increasing your expectations how you want things to turn out. We all like to know the ending, but that does not allow us to enjoy the journey and transitions we experience along the way. How many times have you shut yourself down before things have even started? Allow yourself to experience feeling comfortable with the process of surrender and flow.

Using Dharma to help you through uncertain times

Get real with yourself. What areas in your life are and aren’t working? Where is the momentum and flow? Get honest, frank and raw as you need to be.

Face your fears. Are you avoiding the change? Identify your fears and recognise how you act them out in your daily life. How do you shut yourself down or let things pass you by due to fear?

Acceptance. Deal with what’s happening. Learn to sit with the discomfort, accept that this is where you need to be at this time.

Trust. Trust your life is becoming what it is destined to be and that everything will be ok. Now is the time to release your control!

Embrace the change. Leave behind what you found familiar and get excited for what is yet to come. Allow yourself to see the bigger picture from above.

Emotional imbalance. What negative emotions and beliefs do you need to deal with that have been suppressed? Allow yourself to sit with what you are feeling, no matter how uncomfortable it is.

Let go of expectations. Learn to be in the present moment – your power is in the present. It is in the present moment that you will have clarity and inspiration.

Courage. Find the courage to not try and change the situation, but to be ok about being in it.

Flow. When we drop into the momentum of flow our wellbeing, creativity and productivity is boosted.

Find your joy. When you make joy your main priority everything else will flow. How can you find joy in every moment?

Timing. Notice when the timing is right. You will know it in your heart.

Your unique abilities. Look at your unique abilities. Ask yourself how can I bring this gift more into my life?

Aligning to your inner knowing. Listen to your heart not your head!

Take inspired action. What choices and small changes can I make today for a better future? Ask yourself “Where do I need to start?”. Pour your heart and soul into the outcome you are desiring.

It may take years to look back and see the gifts this turbulent time gave you, but it will be worth it to know that you have been living your dharma!

“How you wake up each day and your morning routine dramatically effects your level of success in every single area of your life. Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days. By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any area of your life, faster than you thought possible”.  Hal Erod

Little did I know that this small book “The Miracle Morning” could have such a positive impact on my life. If you are looking at improving your life The Miracle Morning is a game changer! The Miracle Morning is a morning routine based on 6 steps to dramatically affect the level of success you have in every area of your life. You simply wake up earlier than you normally would (typically 30-60mins earlier) so you have time to dedicate to improving yourself in order to transform your life.

For the last three weeks I have been implementing the strategies writer Hal Elrod advocates. Amazingly I have found during this time I have more energy, not only in the mornings but throughout the day. I am also sleeping better and am so much more productive throughout the day. The biggest change and satisfaction for me however is the time for my personal development. I now have time for meditation, reading and writing before my morning walk. All of this before my house has risen for the day! 

“I’m not a morning person you say?”, don’t worry I assure you things will change once you start implementing this into your daily routine. You will soon find how you spend the first hour of your day becomes the key to unlocking your full potential and creating the levels of success you desire. You will soon see that when you change the way you wake up in the morning, you change your entire life.”  Hal Erod 

Feeling like there is never time for the self is a common theme I see with clients. Implementing the strategies from the Miracle Morning allows that valuable time for the self and connection to the self, which allows you to tune in to your wants and needs. The change we want to see in our lives must start from within. So, start looking within through the six step process.

Some of the benefits you can expect to gain from the Miracle Morning:

·        Wake up each day with more energy, and empowerment to start living to your potential 

·        Lower your stress levels

·        Gain clarity to overcome challenges or limiting beliefs that have been holding you back

·        Improved health: lose weight or get into great physical shape

·        Experience more gratitude and less worry

·        Significantly increase your ability to earn and attract more monetary wealth

·        Uncover and begin living your life’s purpose

·        Stop settling for less than you truly desire and deserve and start living in alignment with your vision for the most extraordinary life you can imagine

·        The Miracle Morning is going to give you uninterrupted time each day to become the person you need to become and the person you need to be to improve any area of your life

 

The Life S.A.V.E.R.S: Six practices guaranteed to save you from a life of unfulfilled potential 

The Life S.A.V.E.R.S are six practices to help reach your full potential. These are personal development practices with the aim of helping you to find the forces within you that will help you change and transform your life.

Silence: Silence time can be spent meditating, time spent in prayer or deep thought or acknowledging all that your grateful for. 

 Affirmations: Affirmations are an effective tool for quickly becoming the person you need to be to achieve everything you want in your life. Actively design your affirmations to be in alignment with: 

·        What you are wanting to accomplish?

·        Why you want this?

·        Who do you have to be in order to make this happen?

·        What are you going to commit too to make this happen?

 

Repeat them daily and tap into your emotions whilst reading them.

Visualisation: Visualisation is the process of imagining exactly what you want to achieve or attain, and then mentally rehearsing what you’ll need to do to achieve or attain it. Using visualisation will program your subconscious mind for success.

Exercise: Morning exercise should be a staple in your daily ritual. Exercising in the morning boosts your energy levels, enables you to think better and concentrate longer for the day ahead. 

Reading: It is highly recommended to read personal development books. You should aim to read at least 10 pages, but you can set yourself a goal and stick to it. Re- reading past books is recommended as achieving mastery requires repetition. 

Scribing: Scribing or writing is the final practice. 5-10 minutes of journaling enables you to document your insights, ideas, breakthroughs, realisations, successes and lessons learned, as well as personal growth. 

I have spent the past three weeks doing one or more of these things each morning and the result has been profound. I encourage you to give it a go. What do you have to lose? Try it for a week you will be surprised at the positive change in energy and mindset.