I came across Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by chance. The first thing I do when I get into a house is to go to the library (if any) and check out the shelves. For me, the books unveil part of the soul of their owner. I am not sure if this transformational book was there waiting for me to read, but it attracted my attention and I obviously read it.
According to the author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, these are powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with grace and ease.
1. The Law of Pure Potentiality
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
Deepak Chopra tells that this law is based on the fact that we are pure consciousness. And pure consciousness is pure potentiality. Self-power is based on the knowledge of the self. One way to access the field is through the daily practice of SILENCE, MEDITATION, and NON-JUDGMENT. Spending time in nature will also give you access to the qualities inherent in the field: infinite creativity, freedom, and bliss. One way to do so is to run in order to look inside and listen to your body
You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment.
2. The Law of Giving (and Receiving)
The intention should always be to create happiness for the giver and receiver, because happiness is life-supporting and life-sustaining and therefore generates increase. The author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success says that the best way to put it into operation is:
To start the whole process of circulation is to make a decision that any time you come into contact with anyone,you will give them something.
The most powerful forms of giving are non-material: the gifts of caring, attention, affection, appreciation, and love.
3. The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect.
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choose actions that bring happiness. How?
When you make any choice,you can ask yourself:
- What are the consequences of this choice that I’m making?
- Will this choice that I’m making now bring happiness to me and to those around me?
If your body sends a message of disconfort, then it’s not the appropriate choice. Only the heart knows the correct answer.
4.The Law of Least Effort.
An integral being knows without going, Sees without looking, And accomplishes without doing.
The principle of no resistance is the fourth law of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. There are three components to the Law of Least Effort–three things you can do to put this principle of “do less and accomplish more” into action. The first component is acceptance.The second component is responsibility. The third component to the Law of Least Effort is defenselessness.
Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. When you feel frustrated or upset by a person or a situation, remember that you are not reacting to the person or the situation. These are your feelings. If you can accept things as they are, you are ready to take responsibility.
Not blaming anyone or anything for your situation including yourself.
When you become defensive, blame others, and do not accept and surrender to the moment, your life meets resistance. Completely desist from defending your point of view.
5. The Law of Intention and Desire.
Intention is the real power behind desire. Intent alone is very powerful, because intent is desire without attachment to the outcome. Desire alone is weak, because desire in most people’s attention with attachment. Intent is desire with strict adherence to all the other laws, but particularly the law of detachment.
Intention combined with detachment leads to life-centered, present-moment awareness.
6. The Law of Detachment
In order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it. You give up your attachment to the result. Attachment is based on fear and insecurity.
The search for security is an illusion. In ancient wisdom traditions, the solution to this whole dilemma lies in the wisdom of insecurity or the wisdom of uncertainty. That means that the search for security and uncertainty is actually an attachment to the known. And what’s the known?
The known is our past. The known is nothing other than the prison of past conditioning.
There’s no evolution in that—absolutely none at all and when there is no evolution, there is stagnation, entropy, disorder,and decay.
7. The Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life.
This law says that we have taken manifestation in physical form to fulfill a purpose. You have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. Seek your higher self.
1.- Each of us is here to discover our true self, to find out on our own that our true self is spiritual.
2.- Express our unique talents.
3.- Service to humanity. How can I serve?