THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS BY DEEPAK CHOPRA
The Seven Spiritual laws of Success by Deepak Chopra is a little personal development and success book, you could read it in less than one hour, but to really internalize the wisdom and lessons contained in the book it may take your entire life time.
“Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. Success is the ability to fulfill your desires with effortless ease. And yet success, including the creation of wealth, has always been considered to be a process that requires hard work, and it is often considered to be at the expense of others. We need a more spiritual approach to success and affluence, which is the abundant flow of all good things to you. With the knowledge and practice of spiritual law, we put ourselves in harmony with nature and create with carefreeness, joy, and love.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
1. THE LAW OF PURE POTENTIALITY
“When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dream you have… and the more you experience your true nature, the closer you are to the field of pure potentiality.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
We have the power within ourselves to fulfill any dream we may have, because we are part of the field of pure potentiality from where everything comes from.
“When you experience the power of the Self, there is an absence of fear, there is no compulsion to control, and no struggle for approval or external power… Your true Self, which is your spirit, your soul, is completely free of those things. It is immune to criticism, it is unfearful of any challenge, and it feels beneath no one.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
To get in touch with the field of pure potentiality tough we need to practice STILLNESS.
“But first, you have to practice stillness. Stillness is the first requirement of manifesting your desires, because in stillness lies your connection to the field of pure potentiality that can orchestrate an infinity of details for you.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
In our day-to-day lives is difficult to help our mind to stay still and focused. Mostly because loads of worthless information influences us, and we found ourselves in the midst of the rat race that usually is life in our cities. That’s why Deepak Chopra, and all the spiritual teachers around, suggest us to take sometimes to reconnect to our true Self and meditate at least 30 minutes per day.
2. THE LAW OF GIVING
“Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple; if you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation; if you want material affluence, help others to become materially affluent. In fact, the easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
If you want something new to enter in your life you need to first give what you want to others. Deepak Chopra says that everything in the universe is energy and if you block its flowing it will prevent the exchange between you and the rest of the world. So if we want love, money or joy we need to first learn how to give and share these aspects with the rest of the world.
3. THE LAW OF KARMA
“You could make the choice of not being offended by an insult; you could make the choice of not letting a compliment flatter you either” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
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4. THE LAW OF LEAST EFFORT
“Grass doesn’t try to grow, it just grows. Fish don’t try to swim, they just swim. Flowers don’t try to bloom, they bloom. Birds don’t try to fly, they fly.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
Deepak Chopra explain us that there are three different aspects of this law:
“The first thing is to accept people, situations, and events as they are, not as you wish they were, in this moment. This moment is as it should be, because it took the entire universe to make this moment. When you struggle against this moment, you struggle against the entire universe. You can intend for things to be different in the future, but in this moment, accept things as they are.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
“Take responsibility for your situation and for all the events you see as problems. This means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
“This means relinquishing the need to convince others of your point of view. By doing this, you gain access to enormous amounts of energy that have previously been wasted” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
5. THE LAW OF INTENTION AND DESIRE
“Inherent in every desire are the mechanics for its fulfillment, and these mechanics apply to desires reaching far beyond the physical body.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
In self-development is a well-known idea, whatever you can imagine you can achieve. Deepak Chopra goes further by explaining us that intent is desire without attachment to the outcome, You want what you desire but you don’t need it for your happiness.
6. THE LAW OF DETACHMENT
“The Law of Detachment says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it. This doesn’t mean that you give up the intention to create your desire. You don’t give up the intention, and you don’t give up the desire. You give up your attachment to the result.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
I personally love this idea, it goes really deep, even more of what it seems. Action without attachment to the outcome is the secret for a life without stress and ultimately centered in ones being. What if you would give, every single day, 100% to the achievement of your goals but you were not attaching your self-image and happiness on them, how better would you feel?
7. THE LAW OF DARMA
“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.” (From The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success By Deepak Chopra)
The law of Dharma asserts that every single person on the planet is here for a reason, or else, to share his particular gift with others. Most of the time we refuse to follow our instinct and true passion due to the fear of failure because we get used to a fairly comfortable life in exchange for our dreams. We manage to spend our entire existence doing a job we hate instead of sharing our gift. The equation here is really simple if we don’t follow our true call we will always be unhappy and feel miserable no matter how much external success we will achieve. Everyone knows what his passion is, maybe you are not comfortable enough to admit it to yourself, but trust me if you look deep down into your heart you will find the answer.
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