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Journaling Prompts for Finding Your Dharma, or 'Purpose in Life'

This post is part of a series of journaling prompts exploring Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - a book of guidance for mindful living in the modern world. Each of the seven posts in this series will explore one of the spiritual laws further, and then offer writing prompts for you to reflect on your responses.

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The law of dharma is all about celebrating your unique talents and your unique way of using or expressing those talents. 'Dharma' is Sanskrit for 'purpose in life'.


"Everyone has a purpose in life... a unique gift or special talent to give to others."


When the expression of your talent also fulfils a need, this is the sweet spot that Chopra says 'creates unlimited wealth and abundance.'


The challenge is to find out what your dharma is...


Chopra lists three components of this law:

finding our true self, expressing our unique talents, and providing service to humanity. This is a powerful combination of living authentically and in tune with ourselves, and therefore being able to notice the talents and skills that present themselves. Honouring them, recognising that they are important, and then using them out in the world. A suggestion Chopra makes is to stop asking 'what's in it for me' and start asking 'how can I help?' When we release the need to have a concrete plan and make money from our talents and our true selves, we make space for our dharma and true service.


Journaling Prompts for the Law of Dharma


  • How much of the time are you able to 'be yourself'? Describe what this feels like.


  • Are there ways that you can spend more of your time being authentically yourself?


  • Make a list of what you already consider your 'talents.'


  • Add to that list things that you love to do (even if you haven't so far labeled them as 'useful' skills or talents.


  • Write down any blocks that might be stopping you spending more time on your talents.

  • Do you share your talents with other people, or are they private?


  • What would you do if you knew you were going to 'succeed'? What would that success look like? Describe it in as much detail as you can.


  • How can you help others? Write about what that feels like.


  • Make notes about any ideas you now have about living in line with your dharma...



Enjoy journaling your reflections, and if you have any questions, you can message me on Instagram or email hello@strengthinfeathers.com . I hope you enjoyed this set of prompts and that they helped you find lots of insights that you already had inside of you. Stay curious, and keep journaling to download your thoughts and ideas. I'd love to hear how you got on with this process, so please message and let me know if you'd like to! Enjoy your writing, Emily x



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