The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

by Deepak Chopra

I have read this book many years ago and am glad to find a copy again to re-read.  This is a really excellent book in that it is simple yet poignant.   The message is so universal.  This is a summary so I won’t forget it for a while:

 1. The Law of Pure Poetntiality
We are, in our essence state, pure consciousness.  Pure consciousness is pure potentiality; it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity.  Your tue Slef, whichis your spirit, your soul, is immune to criticism, is unferaful of any challenge, and it feels beneath no one.  It recognizes that everyone else is the same Self, the same spirit in different disguises.   One way to acces the field is through the daily practice of silence, meditation, and non-judgment.  Commune with nature to silently witness the intelligence within every living thing.  As you gain more and more access to your true nature, you will also spontaneously receive creative thoughts.

2.  The Law of Giving – Your body and your mind and the universe are in constant and dynamic exchange.  The word afflance means “to flow in abundance.”  In every seed is the promise of thousands of forests.  But the seed must not be hoarded; it must give its intelligence to the fertile ground.  Through its giving, its unseen energy flows into material manifestation.  The more you give, the more you will receive, because you will keep the abundance of the universecirculating in your life.  The intention should alwasy be to create happiness for the giver and receiver.  Make a decision that any time you come into contact with anyone, you will give them something. I will gratefully receive all the figts that life has to offer me.  Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter.

3.  The Law of Karma  Karma implies the action of conscious choice-making.  The more your birng your cjoices into the level of your conscious awareness, the more you will make these cjoices which are spontanesouly correct.  There are three things you can do about pat karma: 1. Pay your karmic debts.  2. Transmute or transform your karma to a more desirable experience.  3. To transcend it through practice of meditation.

 4. The Law of Least Effort
Nature’s intelligence functions with effortles ease and abandoned carefreeness. Least effort is expended whe your actions are motivated by love.  Accept people, situaions, circumstances and events as they occur.  I will take responsibility for my situation.  Tkaing responsiblity means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation.  I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view, I will remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to any one of them.

5. The law of Intention and Desire
Intent is desire without attachment to outcome.  Intention combined with detachment leads to life-centered, present-moment awareness.  Accept the present and intent the future.  a. Slip into the gap – center yourself to go into silence, b. release your intentions and desires. c. remain in the state of self-referrak, d. relinquish your attachment to the outcome e. let the universe handle the details.

6. The Law of Detachment
In order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it.   Detachment is based on the unquestioning belief in the power of your true  Self.  Attachment is based on fear and insecurity.

7. The Law of Dharma
Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance. Discover your divinity, find your unique talent, serve humanity with it.

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