This post is for those of us who for whatever reason find ourselves not taking time to truly be ourselves. The ancients have a term called dharma. Dharma means duty. Dharma also means place in life. It is our duty to God and The Universe and ourselves to be in our place. Our place is where we feel most natural and happy.
It does not matter what we do for a living or how busy we find ourselves, we must take time to tend to our dharma. We are all wired a certain way, and we are wired that way for a reason. We are like tools made for a specific purpose. If we are not being of use in the way that God intended for us to used or better yet the way The Universe wants to express itself through us, we will feel out of harmony and out of balance.
The interesting thing is we may even have several ways we are meant to express ourselves. I have found that I can spend all day everyday tending to one dharma with my business where I serve many people daily, but if I neglect other parts of myself and ways of expression, I will feel out of sorts. The more this is neglected the worse it gets. It can even lead to fatigue and sickness. For this reason I have to take and set aside time to be myself in ways that may not otherwise be expressed. I have found that taking just a few minutes a day to devote to my writing for example does wonders for me and changes my whole day. It changes the way I feel about the rest of my life because this part of myself is not being neglected.
This is just some food for thought or a question to ask yourself. Are you tending to your dharma? Are you taking time to be who you really are?