The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
I have carried The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success with me on and off for years but recently I noticed I had misplaced it. So I ordered a new one and was so happy to receive the new version in a nice little pocket guide size.
This book includes Seven Laws that can align with each day of the week. I love it because it provides something to focus on each day or I can choose to skip around based on what I want to concentrate on during my daily actions and thoughts. Deepak includes several simple yet intentional things at the end of each law that we can do to follow the law.
In spiritual terms, success is measured by how efficiently, how effortlessly, we co-create with the universe.
The Seven Laws with one of my favorite aspects of each law are as follows:
The Law of Pure Potentiality
Knowing who we really are gives us the ability to fulfill any dream we have, because the same field that nature uses to create a forest, a galaxy, or a human body can also bring about the fulfillment of our desires. (p. 18)
The Law of Giving and Receiving
Abundance has material expression, but what is really circulating is consciousness. (p.32)
The exchange of energy is a process that has its own timing, organization and beauty. Your life unfolds in the same way. Everything that comes to you isn’t something you earn, but a gift freely given by the universe, which means it comes from a deep awareness of what you need. (p.34)
The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect
The best way to use karmic law is to step back and witness the choices you are making in every moment. When you make any choice, ask yourself two things: “What are the consequences of this choice?” and “will the choice I’m making bring happiness to me and to those around me?” There is always one choice that will create maximum happiness both for you and for those around you. (p.41)
The Law of Least Effort
Least effort is expended when our actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love. (p.52)
We waste our energy chasing the illusion of happiness, instead of enjoying happiness in the moment. Attention to the whims of the ego consumes the greatest amount of energy. But when our internal reference point is our spirit, our actions are motivated by love, and there is no waste of energy. (p.53)
The Law of Intention and Desire
We can consciously change the energy and information of own body, and influence the energy and information of our extended body-our environment-and cause things to manifest in it. (p62)
The Law of Detachment
All we need to do is nurture our deepest intentions in our heart and go with the flow.
Detachment comes from an inner knowingness that we are a pattern of behavior of higher intelligence. When things don’t seem to go our way, we can let go of our idea of how things should be. We know that in our limited awareness, we cannot see the synchronistic, harmonious patterns of the universe of we and our intentions are a part. (p.72)
The Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life
Everyone has a purpose in life- a unique gift or special talent to give to others, and for every unique talent and expression of that talent there are also unique needs. When we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our spirit. This is the goal of all goals. (p. 83)
There is so much wisdom in this tiny book that I suggest you read it and use it as a reference. You may find even more compelling passages and insight. Every single sentence in this book has something to offer.
You can visit The Chopra Center’s website each day for a daily inspiration: http://www.chopra.com/community/daily-inspiration
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