Have you ever said yes when you gut was screaming NO! I received a phone call on Monday offering me a job, a new opportunity…it was something that appeals to me, something that I could get excited about but of course, something that I have no time or energy for.
Being part of a new project with a great team excited me for about 30 minutes and then I asked myself. Does this TRULY align with my purpose and my dharma?
Wayne Dyer speaks greatly on this concept. The idea that one’s dharma encompasses a mission, purpose and knowing, a calling of such. The essence of who we are and what we are meant to do while we are here on earth.
As I contemplated the offer for 30 minutes I realized it’s not my dharma. My private practice is and always has been and I relish in it every day. I work and it never feels like work. Even my 4am consultations with my patients every morning are effortless and joyful and this is what happens when we live in our dharma.
If I had been tempted by the money, prestige and status of this offer I would have been stepping out of my dharma and I would have begun a new chapter of discord. Discord that came from misalignment.
Misalignment is dangerous as it breeds internal conflict and it’s my opinion from 17 years of treating chronic disease in my practice that this is one of the major causes of disease.
I politely declined the offer and have not given it another thought. I have felt waves of peace and contentment flow over me since I made the phone call to decline.
It makes me wonder how many times in my life I have not listened to my inner truth and followed my dharma, before I discovered what my dharma really was. How much time have I cost myself and more importantly how much inner conflict have I created unnecessarily?
Of course, everything happens for a reason and in perfect timing but one can’t help but reflect and wonder.
Today I feel grateful for the knowingness that I am living my dharma and that I have a solid foundation in which to continue to serve, without the need to look left and right or be tempted by something different…