My Evolving Understanding of Dharma
“We won’t achieve Dharma until we become honorable stewards of the universe, elevating our existence above human weaknesses and tendencies, and aligning ourselves with the divine order of God.
This is an intimidating task for most people. But we can only discover our Dharma by actively working to peel away the layers of our own human imperfections first. For this reason, I believe that achieving one’s Dharma is the ultimate of all personal and spiritual achievements.
Realizing Dharma is in effect reaching one’s cosmic truth which applies to all religions and spiritual beliefs because it is not religion. Dharma is a universal truth. Pursuing one’s Dharma, you get to choose your own God.” – Kevy Michaels
I was only scratching the surface of the Spiritual Law of Dharma in prior posts. But this time I dug deeper to understand this spiritual principle from the Hindu and Buddhist perspectives.
Today, as I now write about the Spiritual Law of Dharma, I am finding deeper points, that I missed before when reading Deepak Chopra’s book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, the first few times.
At first, I challenged the order of the laws. Deepak placed the law of Dharma as the seventh law. I reordered the laws, based on Deepak’s suggestion to read the chapters in any order. I, imprudently, placed Dharma as the sixth law, after the Law of Least Effort, Deepak’s 4th. The Law of Least Effort is one of my favorite Spiritual Laws – from The 7 Laws of Spiritual Success.
My choice for the seventh law was originally the Law of Pure Potentiality, Deepak’s 1st The Law. I wrote a few posts about this law:
- The 1st Law of Spiritual Success – Pure Potentiality – We’re In An Abundant Vibration – How To Access It! – Part 1 & Law of Pure Potentiality – Kevy’s Experience In The Field of Pure Potentiality – Fighting The Gravity Of Life – Part 2
Upon further research and reflection on the Law of Dharma, I agree with Deepak’s original order. Now, I realize that the law of Dharma goes far beyond just fulfilling our duty or purpose. Dharma requires living a righteous life in synchronicity with the universal order of the cosmos.
The deeper idea of Dharma is making sense of the human condition. It is a broader idea than religion. Put simply it means living an ethical life, in relation to our world, those who inhabit it, nature, and the cosmos. Dharma is occurring in every moment of our lives, therefore Dharma means making each moment our highest moment, wherever Karma has landed us.
It is now clear to me that making such a connection, discovering what the universe is calling me to do, and how to do it, relative to a circumstance, and all other existence requires elevating beyond human temptations, tendencies, and desires. To reach our Dharam, I must successfully achieve each of the prior laws.
That is why Deepak was correct; Dharma should be the last law, the seventh spiritual law.
There is another point that I missed previously when reading Deepak’s interpretation of the law of Dharma.
I clearly understood the part about Dharma being the purpose that the universe or God has chosen for us, but I missed the corresponding explanation that the universe or God also accordingly created a need in the universe for our purpose and the way that we express our purpose.
So, Dharma states that not only are we unique in our offering to the world, but the world has a unique need for our offering, just the way that only we can offer it. That is profound! This implies that we should pursue our duty to the universe as a service to the universe, to God, in every moment that we live. For in every moment, we are on a journey to reach Dharma.
“I resisted Deepak Chopra for many years until now, for no really good reason. Perhaps it’s got something to do with The Love Guru (which I did not like) poking fun at new age cliches. But I needed an audiobook for the commute and wasn’t sure what to go with, so I opted for something short. This was 90 minutes, read by the author, and irresistibly “enlightening”. So much so that I stayed with it and heard it over and over several times. I hope it sunk in. The really wonderful thing about this book is that it is short so you can read it quickly or take your time to really process the concepts.
Maybe what is so appealing about this “spiritual” genre is that it usually presents universal concepts in simple terms. A person of faith can relate them back to the teaching of their own religious persuasion and enjoy the reminders in a fresh context.” – Matthew Moes – Good Reads
Here is a summary of each law in Deepak Chopra’s original order:
- The Law of Pure Potentiality – Take time to be silent, to just BE. Meditate for 30 minutes twice a day. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. Practice non-judgment. Learn more about The Law of Pure Potentiality
- The Law of Giving – Today, bring whomever you encounter a gift: a compliment or flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation, and love. Learn more about The Law of Giving
- The Law of Karma – Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you. Learn more about The Law of Karma
- The Law of Least Effort – Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view. Learn more about The Law of Least Effort
- The Law of Intention and Desire – Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Make a list of desires. Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason. Learn more about The Law of Intention and Desire
- The Law of Detachment – Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions—allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential, and your path to freedom. Learn more about The Law of Detachment
- The Law of Dharma – Seek your higher Self. Discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how you are best suited to serve humanity. Using your unique talents and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance. Learn more about The Law of Dharma
I used to assume that Dharma was totally under our control. Well, it is, and it isn’t at the same time. It is in the sense that we must follow defined spiritual principles to achieve it, and only we choose to follow or not follow those principles.
But it isn’t totally under our control because Hindus and Buddhists’ belief in Dharma states that God chooses our purpose according to a synchronized need in the entire universe. Dharma is also influenced by our stage in life, our choices, and the type of person we are, based on four types. Each of these types too serves a purpose in the grand scheme of the universe.
Karma refers to actions that one does in relation to one’s Dharma, and the ‘debt’ one incurs in the midst of life that must be repaid. This greatly influenced the journey to reaching Dharma’s enlightenment stage.
I used also to believe that I could discover my “true calling” by finding the one thing in which I engaged that made me lose my sense of space and time. I was partially correct about that but was missing the meat of the principle of Dharma.
I found that when acting as a messenger, creator, teacher, or motivator, I’d become absorbed. When creating my works, I truly become ‘detached from the world.’ I’ve worked nonstop on projects for 15 hours straight not realizing how long I’d sat at the computer, working on say a 15-minute video!
I was correct in this discovery because nothing mattered to me in those moments that were creating and serving. I was detached from the world.’ But the deeper Dharma principle that I was missing was what exactly was I detached from in those moments? I would later realize that in those sacred moments I was embodying the Qualities of Dharma, Perseverance, Patience, Self-Control, Not Thieving, Purity, Reasonability, Learning, Truthfulness, and I was Without Anger.
In those creative moments, I temporarily achieved Dharma. Now, my quest is to attain Dharma in daily life, even while immersed in the world.
I am in the process of writing a memoir. It’s about the joy, and trials on the transformative journey of solely caring for my elderly mother, until her ascension. Recently, I have been working with the book’s hook and back cover summaries. I just added reaching my Dharma as a final clause of the hook.
My caregiving story involved vicious sibling rivalry. At first, I wanted to author the story out of resentment. I now write it to illuminate the triangle of love shared by my mother, God, and me.
But the journey still continues. Since my mother transitioned, my transformation just began. I had been spiritually transformed to achieve my Dharma. Therefore, in writing this story I must exhibit all of the qualities of Dharma if I am ever to get there.
The story, Fighting Over Momma, filled with bitter battles, also illuminates the journey towards Dharma, after my transformative experience. Kevy
Fighting Over Momma
” A man’s ultimate journey to finding his spiritual essence through enduring faith and dedication to serving his mother.”
New Orleans Creole outcast, Kevy Michaels defies odds and personal attacks from his siblings for the love of his mother, trusting God, knowing that he was chosen to serve, comfort, and accompany them both on a mutually transformational journey that ultimately led to forgiveness, then the discovery of his Dharma, years later through the process authoring the book itself.”
One Most Profound Discovery
First, I must explain how I prepare for writing most posts. Since I professionally served as an analyst, I research blog post topics, as I would research technology, business processes, or best practices. The difference is that I usually research topics related to well-being, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
I could not prepare a post any other way! I do not want to spread more misinformation. I am the same way when I speak on a topic in public. I try to seek out videos, books, articles, and even creative expression on the topic at hand. Once I’ve gathered enough outside information, I review it in detail, often taking notes on each piece.
Then, I reflect on the research and analysis that I’ve performed. I meditate on it. Often, I will create a poem or video on the topic. Finally, I pull it all together and publish the post. Through this process, I become more enlightened. That is my greatest joy in blogging. As I post, I learn more about the world, people, spirit, and myself.
I labored over this post on Dharma for over a week. I was learning deep meanings and concepts multiple times daily. I was quite intrigued by what I learned about Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, but also about Christian and Islamic beliefs.
I learned that Dharma was not considered by Hindus as a religion, but rather a broader universal principle. I am sure that some Hindus do not believe that Hinduism is a religion. In contrast, I learned about the evolution of Christianity, Islam, and other religions. They all seem historical to have been influenced in some way by Pagan religions, many of which are thousands of years older. These religions were also heavily influenced by politics and leadership and borrowed rituals from Paganism.
My analysis led me to personally conclude that no religion is pure, including Islam which claims to be. Today’s religions are further not pure in how they are practiced today and change rules to become more inviting, and likely profitable.
I discovered a new word as a result of my analysis. It was my most profound discovery! In this word, I discovered how to classify my religious beliefs. The world is Omnist. An Omnist is a person who does not claim any one religion, practice, or belief but finds truth in all of them.
I am an Omnist.
Omnism is the recognition and respect of all religions and their gods or lack thereof. Those who hold this belief are called omnists, sometimes written as omniest. In recent years, the term has been resurfacing due to the interest of modern-day self-described omnists who have rediscovered and begun to redefine the term. Omnism is similar to syncretism. However, it can also be seen as a way to accept the existence of various religions without believing in all that they profess to teach. Many omnists say that all religions contain truths, but that no one religion offers all that is truth. Read More
I was so moved by this revelation about myself, this spiritual home that I found for myself, that I decided to write another post about being an Omnist. This is all a result of digging deeper into the meanings behind the Law of Dharma. I did not want to make this post any longer, so I am separating this content. The follow-up post will be published soon. Kevy.
What is Dharma?
What is Dharma? – Apr 1, 2014 – Hindu Students
What is Dharma? Dharma has been defined as righteousness, moral conduct, and religion, and can be thought of as the responsibilities associated with living a good life. Each person has a slightly different Dharma that is outlined by their Varna that is a result of their tendencies (gunas), their stage of life (ashram), and their personal calling in life (svadharma).
Together, these three aspects make everyone’s Dharma unique!
This video is part of HSA’s Animation Project. The Animation Project is an ongoing effort to restore the original meaning behind Hindu concepts. Make sure to check out the other videos below for more!
- The interpretation of Dharma as solely meaning duty does not do justice to the word because Dharma includes Righteousness, Moral Conduct, and Spirituality/Religion
- Dharma can be defined as anything that upholds the natural law and order of the universe.
- Dharma carries a lot of weight behind it. How does one uphold the natural order of the universe?
- Cultivate Moral Principles
- Uplift Society
Qualities of Dharma that are believed to apply to all individuals universally having to attain these ten characteristics to achieve Dharma:
- Not to steal
- Control of one’s senses
- Absence of Anger
Three tendencies (Gunas) that all individuals are believed to influence a person’s thoughts, behaviors, and personality:
- The tendency toward Purity and Truth
- The tendency toward Action and Activity
- Tendency towards Inaction
Personality Classes & Dharma – Varna
Varna is a fluid social structure based on an individual’s actions, thoughts, behaviors, personality, and class (not caste).
Each of the four groups has a different life path and a different set of duties associated with it:
- Brahman (priest) – Sense of Righteousness and Purity is strong. Duty is to understand the stages of life, live a simple life according to principles, and spread their knowledge to others.
- Kshatriya (noble) – Traditionally are Warriors and Rulers who are generally active and are quick to act. They generally serve as politicians, statesmen, or military personnel. Their duty is to protect righteousness.
- Vaishya (commoner) – They have a duty to meet the material needs of society, without overindulging. They generally serve as Bankers, Businesspeople, and Merchants.
- Shudra (servant) – Their duty is to provide support to the other three Varnas. They generally serve as Custodians, Farmers, and Laborers.
Though each varna has a different duty, they collectively are part of the same divinity.
Stage In Life & Dharma
A person’s life is divided into four stages for Ashram, each lasting for about 25 years.
Ashram is a system of stages of life discussed in Hindu texts of the ancient and medieval eras.
The four asramas are:
Brahmacharya (the student stage) – This is a time of Learning, where the individual focuses on acquiring knowledge and gaining specialized skills, based on interest and performance.
Gṛhastha (the householder stage) – This stage usually occurs once education and learning are completed. In this stage, the individual becomes an active and contributing member of society. The stage of fulfillment, wealth, material success, and worldly pleasure as long as done in moderation and does not conflict with the ten universal values.
Vanaprastha (forest walker/forest dweller) – This is the retired life stage, where individuals contribute back to society in whatever way they can, including spiritually, materially, or intellectually, while furthering their own spiritual development.
Sannyasa (the renounced life stage) – During this stage, the individual turns to scripture, meditation, yoga, and worship and strives to obtain freedom for the cycle of death and rebirth. Hinduism believes that we repeat life to correct past mistakes or lessons not learned previously.
These stages are not ones that everyone follows chronologically. They only serve as a template to follow. Everyone has different traits and characteristics, which results in everyone choosing different life paths.
- Dharma is moral duty and conduct that one should follow in their life, according to universal calling, according to God.
- Dharma incorporates the ten universal characteristics of pure living.
- Dharma is influenced by an individual’s actions, which are influenced by a person’s tendencies.
- Dharma is also influenced by the stages of life of which there are four.
- Dharma is also influenced by an individual’s natural interests and passions.
- Dharma may lastly be influenced by a person’s relationships, profession, and skills.
Definition of Dharma – Feb 18, 2014 – Hindu Academy
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The Deeper Meaning of Dharma | Paramahamsa Vishwananda – Dec 22, 2016 – Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
In this video, Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda explains the meaning of ‘dharma’. In a time when millions of people are searching for answers to the never-ending questions of life, the appeal of Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is that he gives insights into life that go beyond religion, race, gender, and social status. He stands out before us as the very embodiment of Love, ultimately inspiring us to live life with Love, faith, and trust in God. As it is said, ask and it shall be given, seek, and you shall find, knock and the door will open. In the Insights from the Master series, the few who are searching for Love will receive Just Love from the Master. To learn more about Paramahamsa Vishwananda please visit: http://www.paramahamsavishwananda.com
The Science Behind Sanatan Dharma | Sadhguru – May 2, 2013 – Sadhguru
What is the basis behind India’s ancient system of Sanatan Dharma? Sadhguru explains the profundity of this ancient Dharma, which predates religion, and is based on an understanding of the fundamental longing within every human being. #Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serve as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times.
Dr. Koenraad Elst | What is Dharma? Is it Similar to Religion? – Apr 26, 2018 – Rose Hub TV
The Belgian orientalist and Indologist Koenraad Elst was with us, to tell his story. The writer of several books like, “The Saffron Swastika” and “Decolonizing Hindu Mind” talked about his childhood, his upbringing, and his love for India, in this interview. He also answered several questions about religion, Hinduism, and its impact on society.
What is Dharma? – Aug 7, 2019 – Embodied Philosophy
Dharma is an important concept found in many spiritual philosophies from the Indian subcontinent, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
- In Hinduism, Dharma is referring to the cosmic order as well as one’s personal duty or purpose in life.
- Fulfilling one’s Dharma is more than simply fulfilling one’s purpose in life. It is considered the very means by which one ends suffering and the cycle of life and death.
- From the Hindu perspective, Dharma reminds us that there is a natural order to the cosmos and it is responsible for the cycles and movements of life itself.
- When we meditate, study sacred texts, and when a person devotes their life to prayer, we are aligning with the internal order of the universe and are inviting its wisdom to illuminate our lives.
- In Buddhism, Dharma indicates the teachings of the Buddha.
- The Dharma state is considered one of the three jewels of Buddhism, along with the state of the Sangha (it denotes all of the Buddha’s followers, lay or ordained, who have at least attained the level of srotāpanna, and the Enlightened
- The Buddhist practice of Dharma reminds us to study, honor, and preserve those sacred spiritual teachings that inspire and encourage deeper insight.
- Dharma often refers to the Buddhism teachings on liberation, one of which is the Four Noble Truths
- The truth of suffering,
- The truth of the cause of suffering, namely ignorance,
- The truth of the end of suffering, that it is only temporary, and
- The truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering, one that includes:
- Living Ethically
- Practicing Meditation
- Cultivating Wisdom
- In Jainism, Dharma recalls the soul that exists in all living things. It is the principle of motion and the true nature of a thing.
- In Sikhism, Dharma is a term for the “path of righteousness” and points to a life of honorable conduct and service.
- A person has social, political, and familial Dharmas, but the most important Dharma is our spiritual one.
- Read the full article on Dharma here – embodied philosophy what is dharma
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Our View of Dharma as Saint Thomas Christians
This website could not really be a presentation of original Christianity if it did not present the teachings of the Dharma which Jesus brought back from India.
The Nature of Dharma
First, it must be stated that mere philosophy or theology is useless if it is not supported by a way of life that enables the individual to unfold and bring to perfection the qualities that are the eternal nature of every individual spirit or jiva.
Those principles and practices which comprise such an enabling life are what we mean by Dharma. A philosophical view is only a darshan, an intellectual view of the way things are. Such is necessary, but only as it leads to the mode of living that is Dharma.
True Dharma was directly perceived by the rishis of India. Known as Sanatana (Eternal) Dharma, it reveals the Eternal Being, the Sanatana Purusha.
“That which is in accord with Sanatana Dharma is true; that which is not is untrue because Sanatana Dharma is not a religion: it is Truth. Religions are usually degenerations of truth and confuse the issue.” – Read More
Karma vs. Dharma
- Karma refers to actions that one does in relation to one’s Dharma, and the ‘debt’ one incurs in the midst of life that must be repaid.
- Dharma refers to one’s duty in this life. Your Dharma varies according to your class, your family, and the stage of your life.
- In a sense, Dharma could be seen as one’s lifelong task.
- Karma, on the other hand, are the steps that one has to take to complete the task.
- Dharma is your purpose, what you set out to do in life.
- Dharma is the end goal.
- Karma is what you do to get to the end goal (or what you do not do).
What is Dharma?
- Dharma is the path of righteousness and living one’s life according to the codes of conduct as described by universal spiritual teachings.
- The purpose of Dharma is not only to attain a union of the soul with the supreme reality, but it also suggests a code of conduct that is intended to secure both worldly joys and supreme happiness.
- Dharma has been defined as “that confers worldly joys and leads to supreme happiness.”
- Dharma is simply about finding your highest happiness.
The 10 Laws of Dharma
- Patience (dhriti) – Staying secure in your inner peace.
- Forgiveness (kshama) – Letting go of things that don’t necessarily serve you.
- Piety or Self-Control (dama) – Knowing that the best things come to those that wait.
- Honesty (asteya) – This is really more about non-stealing; don’t take that which does not belong to you.
- Sanctity (shauch) – Cleanliness in mind, body, and soul.
- Control of Senses (indraiya-nigrah) – Meditation and life force control.
- Reason (dhi) – Guiding your life with calm reason leads to great success.
- Knowledge or Learning (vidya) – Gaining skills that significantly add to your ability to offer value is a huge step towards well-rounded success.
- Truthfulness (satya) – Realizing that truthfulness brings about the highest outcome for you and others.
- Absence of Anger (krodha) – Anger poisons our ability to lead our lives in a positive and powerful way.
Poetrimony – Dharma
I need moments of
To gain a
I take off my shoes
Kiss the earth
With bare feet
I stop by a tree
To rest my spirit
…But, just for awhile
…Just for me
Looking at its branches
Avoiding ones that
Point straight to the sky
…They’re too proud for me
I sit by the tree
One that’s perfect for me!
With drooping branches
Whose are like my feet
Weathered through storms
…But still stands
I return to life
Here On earth
The tree’s wisdom
I return to
Nuggets of Dharma
…Written in the wind
I need these
The Purpose of
To my mission
In this Life
Hoping not to repeat it
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Establishing Space to Discover UR Dharma
Here’s a list of ideas for establishing your space and focusing. The list may not be complete. I brainstormed and produced this list, reflecting on my strategy.
If you follow these suggestions, I’m confident that you will find yourself in a state of mind, environment, and spirit that’s more conducive to focusing, and succeeding.
In this state, you will discover your Dharma. You will discover God’s purpose for you. But it requires commitment and regular practice.
1. Sleep well. Sleep Early: I suggest that you go to bed exceedingly early, say before 8 pm if you can, and wake at about 3:00 am to study, create, and ‘do the damn thing’. There are rarely any external distractions at this hour. Read More – How Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Brain? – Consumer Health Digest – Published on Feb 10, 2017
Are you facing problems due to lack of sleep? Sleep deprivation has an impact on the brain. Watch out for this video to see how a lack of sleep can affect your brain.
2. Eat well, eat nutritiously: The foods you eat or don’t eat, affect your brain’s alertness and mood.
How the food you eat affects your brain – Mia Nacamulli – TED-Ed – Jun 21, 2016
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-the-foo… When it comes to what you bite, chew, and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.
3. Learn to Relax Pray & Meditate: Do this regularly to ask God for and to visualize your success. Asking God will make you feel as though you and God are partners working on your goal. Meditation will get you accustomed to relaxing and stillness.
4. Put Things in Perspective: Your diligence in isolation for a while is not the end of the world! You will be in this mode for only a season in your life. You will experience other seasons throughout life, and perhaps this one again. Life if full of seasons, like winter, spring, summer, and fall. But spring always comes.
5. Select Different Surroundings: Select various environments for performing your work so that the ‘same ole spot’ does not get drab and discouraging. Study in the park, at a library, at a coffee shop, etc. Add in a bit of adventure by switching things up.
6. Prepare and Plan: When you know that you must focus on a major effort, plan for it in advance. Schedule it on your calendar, sleep and eat well the night before, shut down your cell phone early the night before, and maybe take a relaxing silt bath. When it is time to get the work done, you will be fresh!
7. Let Go: You are no longer the social butterfly or ‘player,’ that you once were, especially now that you have visions and dreams in mind. Accept that! You must shed all lifestyles and activities that conflict with your goals, and the work you must do to reach them. Become a more disciplined you.
8. Visualize the Finished Product in Advance: It costs absolutely nothing to visualize. Visualize how your work’s end result will look, the compliments you will be receiving, the smiles on your face, and what this accomplishment will lead to. I always say, “If you can’t see it, you don’t believe it. And, if you can’t proclaim it, you won’t achieve it.”
9. Put Friends & Family on Alert: Let those closest to you know of your upcoming unavailability. Those closest to you are the most difficult ones to turn away. Do it in advance.
10. Turn off Your Devices: Get into the habit of turning off your smart devices every day after a certain time. Alternatively, pick a day(s) during the week where you are smartphone, television, and social media free. With social media, you can establish virtual relationships. These are complimentary because you can turn them off and on, simply by logging in or out.
11. Turn off The News: Reduce your daily national news intake significantly. Instead of getting all of the news from television, pull the news you desire from the internet and social media, but be selective. If you must watch the news, focus more on local news for weather, traffic, and sports. Don’t worry that you will miss what’s going on. You will get excerpts of national news from the local news. Friends and family will regurgitate the rest to you, without you having to watch it.
12. Use Music and Sounds: Music is an incredibly significant part of my day-to-day. But music can also be distracting if you choose the wrong type. I choose complementary music and sounds for meditation, prayer, exercise, writing, and analytical tasks. It is extremely helpful and builds a melodious wall around my intentions, efforts, and desires.
I use music and sounds in various aspects of my day. I sometimes meditate to music and sounds. Some audios, like iAwake Technologies,’ infuse brainwave frequencies in their recordings that target specific desired results. I listen to these as well.
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