In the Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, he talks about your Zone of Genius. This is basically your dharma; what you were meant to be doing here on Earth to elevate the world. You know you have found your Zone when you could do it for hours on end, it never gets old, and it lights you up and gives you energy. It is also something that makes you somewhat uncomfortable. The discomfort is from playing big and not staying in your comfort zone.
Ever since I learned about this concept, I have been exploring what my Zone is. As most of you know, I am a clinical psychologist who closed her psychotherapy practice down to open a yoga studio. Since closing my practice, I have dipped my toes in many waters to see if this or that was the right path for me. The other day I realized that I have been in a transition for the past 3 years. However, the other evening, after completing a yoga counseling session with a client, I got very clear. I am meant to bring mental health and yoga together. That is my Zone. I have known this for a long time and I know it in my heart. When I say it out loud, it gives me goosebumps and I tear up. This is my passion.
I have stated this before even on this blog site. So what is keeping me from living it? I have not been focused on my Zone. I have been focused on everything else, the studio, how to make a living owning a studio, even starting another business. It is funny how that happens. What we focus on, we give energy to. I have not been focused on my Zone so thus, I have not moved forward in this area. I think it has to do with resistance. My Zone is so uncomfortable to me that I find other things to focus on. However, when I get clear, I know that I want to be up to Great things and elevate the world and inspire Greatness in others. That means getting comfortable being uncomfortable.
Where are you hiding and what are you resisting? Are you living in your Zone everyday? If not, why?
Today I commit to setting the intention to live in my Zone and do something every day to get closer and closer to my dharma. Set the intention Right Now about what it is you want to create for the world, say it out loud, and then go and do it!