Monday, March 7, 2016

Making Our Own Music: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Week Seven

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"When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music."
Kahlil Gibran

The seventh, and final, spiritual law of success is the Law of Dharma. The Law of Dharma states:

Everyone has a purpose in life ... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. 
And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals. 

You have a gift. I have a gift. Each and every one of us has a gift, a talent, something we can do that no one else can do exactly the same way that we can. It is why we are here. It is what we were put on this physical plane to do. It is that one thing that, when you are doing it, time passes without your notice and the Universe speaks to you in a way that only you can hear.

I would be willing to bet that the most asked question on the face of the earth is: "Why am I here?" You are here to fulfill your purpose. Which, of course, is followed by, "But what is my purpose?" There are three tools you can use to find the answers to your questions:

1. Finding our true self - inside each and every one of us is "a god or goddess in embryo that wants to be born to express our divinity." The best way to do this is through prayer and meditation. There is a reason why just about everywhere you turn you are hearing people praising the rewards of meditation: it works. When you sit in the stillness and silence of your innermost soul, and listen for the answer to your questions, in time, they come. I start my meditation every morning by asking the three soul questions: Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? Sometimes I only get one answer. Sometimes I don't get one at all. What I do get is clarity. When I let go of the past and the worries of the future, the present moment opens up to me in all its infinite possibilities. In that moment, I can be anything and I can do anything.

2. Find what makes your heart sing - as the opening quote from Kahlil Gibran tells us, we are the flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. What makes your heart sing? Is it being out of doors in nature? Is it playing a beautiful piece of music or, even better, composing it? Is it putting words to paper and expressing the dreams and desires we all share? Is it caring for children? What do you do that makes the hours fly by? Make a list of those things and keep it handy because we will use it to address our third tool.

3. How can I serve - How can I take something from my list, infuse it with my own brand of spirituality, and use it to serve others? How can I make a difference in even one person's life? It can be anything as simple as smiling at everyone you encounter during the day, or holding a door for someone, all the way to using your time and talents to save the planet, the animals, the children, or to lift someones spirit and help them to soar.

When you can put the answers to these three questions together, you will have found your dharma. Then you can live each and every day with purpose, clarity and joy. As dear Dr. Wayne Dyer was always fond of saying, the only thing we can do with our lives is to give it away. Find a way to serve. 

How will you make your own music today?

And so it is. 

Note: My sincere thanks to Deepak Chopra for writing The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and sharing your own gifts with the world. You are surely living your dharma. 

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