There are few books as simple and clear as Deepak Chopra’s “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” More than twenty years have passed since it was first published, and it’s sold millions of copies and inspired countless new books.
And if you don’t yet have it in your library, don’t underestimate the power of this little book which can be read in a day. It’s a practical, philosophical ‘how-to’ for a happy life. Chopra explains that “You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”
It’s often noted that the “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” could more simply denote “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Life.” These are the same principles that nature uses to create everything in material existence, everything we can see, hear, smell, taste or touch.
The Seven Spiritual Laws Are:
The Law of Pure Potentiality
Take time to be silent, to just BE. Meditate for 30 minutes twice a day. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. Practice non-judgment. We have unlimited pure potentiality all around us. We need to be open and ready, so do not lock yourself into one thing. The universe gives us the ability to manifest and do what we like….we just have to know how to get it. There is unlimited pure potential.
The Law of Giving and Receiving
Today bring whomever you encounter a gift: a compliment or flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love. We have to have the ability to receive. When a person gives us something and we say “No” that is creating an imbalance. It is important to give every day: give thanks, gratitude, support, love freedom, what you can afford, time. All that you give, you will receive back infinitely.
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you. Everything you do has choices and generates that energy which will be returned to you. Before you do something, you can check to see if it is the highest and good for you and all. You will know if it is good if you feel good. If it feels like there is a knot in your belly after you’ve made a choice, it may not have been the highest and best decision. But each choice is a learning experience.
Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view. This one goes against what we have learned; set a goal and work hard, spend a lot of time, you need work hard to get things…Wrong. The universe and nature finds the path of least resistance, which is the least effort. We need to work smart and listen to the signs that the universe is giving us that are the path of least effort. When in chaos, do not get caught up in it – take an adult time out and breathe. Then just flow in the situation. The outcome will be turn out better then you can imagine.
The Law of Intention and Desire
Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Make a list of desires. Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason. Set your intentions and desires and then let them be. You may really want one outcome and think that is the best, but if it does not happen that is because there is something better for you. If you force it, you may get it but you will not be happy or be what you thought it was. Set your intentions and desires for the highest and best for you.
Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions—allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential in life, and embracing it is your path to freedom. This is also in the same vein as the ‘law of least effort,’ where you set your intentions and desires and the let them be. Do not force it and keep working at it — you will be missing the real opportunities for that intention. Do not be attached to one outcome that may not be in the highest and best result for you. You will receive something better if you pay attention to the signs.
Seek your higher Self. Discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how you are best suited to serve humanity. Using your unique talents and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance. When you live your life that everything you do is for the highest and best for you and all. You will be the happiest and all of the other laws are working for you. You know you are in this when small, easy efforts accomplish many things.
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