In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna lays out a plan for Arjuna which begins with the instruction to “find his dharma”, or true purpose.
On the way to his dharma, Arjuni found himself on a battlefield prepared for battle, and skilled as a warrior. Facing him was an army of opponents including family, friends, loved one, and many, many others that he knew. And, of course, the others, too.
Finding our true selves and our true purpose can either be a life long pursuit or recognized in a flash of intuition. Either way is challenging at best. Here’s the plan that Krishna shared with Arjuna.
1. First, discover what your dharma (purpose) is.
2. Then, do it full out, hold nothing back. Give it your full attention.
3. Next, let go of the ‘fruits of the action’ or said another way, detach from the outcome.
4. And finally, dedicate your actions to the greater good of all beings.
Yeah, right! What Krishna doesn’t say is what specific actions to apply. There is no manual or instruction sheet on how to figure out life purpose. If you are one of the lucky ones who are ‘born knowing’, you are blessed. Practice #3 & #4 consistently.
For the rest of us…………………….
Keep breathing, consciously, slowly, one breath at a time.
Om shanti, shanti, shantihi.
ps. you might want to consult with an astrologer for more information on this topic.