It is said that when a woman is in labor, she enters into an altered state, and she actually travels to the stars to collect the soul of her baby, and they return to the world together. When a soul descends into a body it begins its purpose... the mission of the spirit. Your soul has a unique mission. This is called your DHARMA.
Over a lifetime your soul does work to identify your life purpose. Aadil Palkhivala mentions there are 3 steps of this passage to dharma which are:
- Exploration: the process of going within and asking ourselves what our purpose is
- Discovery: connecting with our inner truth and realizing our purpose
- Fulfillment: implementing that purpose in our day-to-day lives