dharma means; the root, to uphold, to support, that which nourishes, that which sustains. so to truly nourish ourselves mind, body and soul we have to address our root - our dharma or purpose. this doesn't have to be one single task which we devote our entire life to - although for some it may be. it might be something that nourishes our soul and lights up our path by bringing us to who we are like singing or hiking. this is why we practice tuning into the energy of the heart. without being able to truly feel and listen to the heart we miss our own desires that push us towards our dharma.