Here are 12 questions you can ask yourself in an effort to understand
your swadharma.

1. If you could do whatever you wanted to do, (imagine there are no obstacles, restraining
factors or possibilities of failure) what would you choose to do with your life?

2. What are the things that fill you with joy and a sense of purpose?

3. When do you like yourself the most? What activities that you have done have made you
like yourself the most?

4. What are the things you really enjoy and never get bored of doing? (Do you spend
enough time doing these things? If not, do you think you can start dedicating more time
to them?)

5. What action or job would you be happy doing for the rest of your life regardless of
whether you’re paid, appreciated or recognized for it?

6. What are your highest priorities in life?

7. What inspires you most? Who are the three people who’ve inspired you the most? What
do they do?

8. Is there something that you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t gotten around to? Or
maybe, you weren’t ready to take the plunge? If so, what is it? (Can be more than one

9. When you’re 90 and wrinkled, if someone said to you “So, tell me your story!” What
would you want your story to be? What do you want the world to remember for you?

10. What are the things that you do effortlessly?

11. Write down your best achievements from the age of 5-10 years old, 10-15 years and
from 15 years till now separately.

12. What did you want to become when you were 5-10 years old? What did you want to
become when you were 10-15 years old? What did you want to become after the age of

*Did you find common trends across your answers? If so, this
could be a good indication of your swadharma!