As the podcast intro mentions, I believe strongly in the importance of nurturing our entire mind, body, and spirit connection, in order to run a healthy business & live a balanced life. So I’ve decided to dive into my favorite bits of wisdom I’ve leaned on and learned from and share them with you here.
I really believe that more business podcasts need a dose of ALL the pieces that make up the entrepreneurial journey, not just the how-to business stuff. After all, we’re human beings. And human beings are fascinating, complex beings.
First, if you haven’t listened to Episode 11: the Introduction, go back quick and do so. It’ll give you a much better idea of what this series will be all about. The book is 7 parts, and this is part 7, but the introduction episode will be really helpful to give you a sense of what’s going on here. Again, that’s episode 11. I’ll be doing these episodes every few weeks, so keep an eye out for The 7 Laws episodes if you’re planning to follow along and join the conversation.
So far, if you’d like a quick review or need to get caught up, the 7 Laws Episodes are 11, 17, 23, 30, 37, 45 and 52. Once again, if you’d like to review the chapters we’ve covered so far or get caught up before you finish today’s episode, the 7 Laws episode numbers are 11, 17, 23, 30 and 37, 45 and 52.
Part 7: The of “Dharma” or Purpose in Life
“Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talend with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”
Today covers the final chapter in this series. I’m going to read a little more than usual directly from the text–compared with the other episodes–since Dharma covers 3 parts, and the book articulates it best. Obviously.
I encourage you to grab a copy of the book if any of this resonates with you. It’s a small but powerful book that can take on different potent shapes, depending on what’s going on in your life. It’s been a consistent resource in my life, and it feels new every time I return to it.
Head to jennings.photo/resources for a link to the book and other favorite books I love.
There are three components to the Law of Dharma.
The first component says that each of us is here to discover our true Self, to find out on our own that our true Self is spiritual, that essentially we are spiritual beings that have taken manifestation in physical form. We’re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences—it’s the other way around: we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences. Each of us is here to discover our higher self or our spiritual self. That’s the first fulfillment of the Law of Dharma. We must find out for ourself that inside us is a god or goddess in embryo that wants to be born so that we can express our divinity.
The second component of the Law of Dharma is to express our unique talents. The Law of Dharma says that every human being has a unique talent. You have a talent that is unique in its expression, so unique that there’s no one else alive on this planet that has that talent, or that expression of that talent. This means that there’s one thing you can do, and one way of doing it, that is better than anyone else on this entire planet. When you’re doing that one thing, you lose track of time. When you’re expressing that one unique talent that you possess—or more than one unique talent in many cases—the expression of that talent takes you into timeless awareness.
The third component of the Law of Dharma is service to humanity—to serve your fellow human beings and to ask yourself the questions, “How can I help? How can I help all those that I come into contact with?” When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of the Law of Dharma. And coupled with the experience of your own spirituality, the field of pure potentiality, there is no way you will not have access to unlimited abundance, because that is the real way abundance is achieved.
This is not a temporary abundance; it’s permanent, because of your unique talent, your way of expressing it, and your service and dedication to your fellow human beings, which you discover through asking the question, “How can I help?” instead of “What’s in it for me?” The question, “What’s in it for me?” is the internal dialogue of the ego. Asking “How can I help?” is the internal dialogue of the spirit. The spirit is that domain of your awareness where you experience your universality. In just shifting your internal dialogue from “What’s in it for me?” to “How can I help?” you automatically go beyond the ego into the domain of your spirit.
While meditation is the most useful way of entering the domain of spirit, simply shifting your internal dialogue to “How can I help?” will also access the spirit, that domain of your awareness where you experience your universality.
If you want to make maximum use of the Law of Dharma, then you have to make several commitments. The first commitment is: I am going to seek my higher self, which is beyond my ego, through spiritual practice. The second commitment is: I am going to discover my unique talents, and finding my unique talents, I am going to enjoy myself, because the process of enjoyment occurs when I go into timeless awareness. That’s when I am in a state of bliss. The third commitment is: I am going to ask myself how I am best suited to serve humanity. I am going to answer that question and then put it into practice. I am going to use my unique talents to serve the needs of my fellow human beings—I will match those needs to my desire to help and serve others.
Sit down and make a list of the answers to these two questions: Ask yourself, if money was no concern and you had all the time and money in the world, what would you do? If you would still do what you currently do, then you are in dharma, because you have passion for what you do—you are expressing your unique talents. Then ask yourself: How am I best suited to serve humanity? Answer that question, and put it into practice.
Discover your divinity, find your unique talent, serve humanity with it, and you can generate all the wealth that you want. When your creative expressions match the needs of your fellow humans, then wealth will spontaneously flow from the un-manifest into the manifest, from the realm of the spirit to the world of form. You will begin to experience your life as a miraculous expression of divinity—not just occasionally, but all the time. And you will know true joy and the true meaning of success—the ecstasy and exultation of your own spirit.