Duty or Dharma – What Is Our Duty To Our Parents?
Our parents have given us life, and we must honor them, but honor does not always mean obey! Loving our parents deeply does not necessarily mean forsaking our own dharma or ignoring our own soul’s purpose in order to fulfill the agenda they may have for our lives. Sometimes the best way to love someone and really honor the strength of their soul and spirit is to give them the opportunity to courageously expand and learn to love you, even as you fulfill a dharma that is not what they had anticipated or expected. Each of us comes into this world with our own unique and sex role to play and, sadly, it is not always the role and agenda that our parents may have anticipated or wanted. A great life lesson is loving, someone deeply, dearly and fully while simultaneously, loving, honoring and fulfilling, your own Self and dharma. If we are truly honoring our own soul and its purpose here on earth, then we are also automatically honoring the deepest, purest soul of our parents, who gave us birth.