7 Spiritual Laws of Success- Deepak Chopra




I usually thought all the motivational books repeat the same principals and had the same thing to say again and again in just different wording, just like beating a dead horse. Seems like I was wrong, the seven spiritual laws of success mainly focus on our spirituality, mind and how to keep it calm all the time.  The seven laws that Chopra specifies are
-          Law of Pure Potentiality
-          Law of giving/receiving
-          Law of Karma
-          Law of Least Effort
-          Law of Intentions and Desires
-          Law of Detachment
-          Law of Dharma
With every law he specifies his point of view, the attributes that people have who apply those laws and if not then how to access it. Chopra says that the law of pure potentiality is a state of being in pure consciousness where there is a field of creativity and possibilities. Some of the attributes of this law are invisible, bliss and silence. The main object referral for this law is our ego, which is so true. This ego is more like a social mask that we wear around in front of people, showing them that we are invisible but deep down we know that we live in fear and it only last if the certain object we want is there. Chopra also suggests some self-referrals such as true being, true power and some self-permanent, which draws people, circumstances in you. He also states that one needs to support being in a state of grace. A good suggestion I like about this book was it provided access to such state. Chopra suggests people can access it through meditation, practicing silence, practicing non-judgment and regularly spending time with nature. Some of the steps that he suggests and really stood to me was silent meditation for 30 mins and enjoy the life of nature.
The second law which is the Law of giving and receiving basically connects energy to everything and most especially money. Money is energy. Ture! Agreed with that because it helps us buy food, clothes, shelter and many more. It’s like we are exchanging one energy with the another. It’s like a circulation that happens everywhere in the universe. One quote that stuck me out was “The more you give the more you get.” It’s not like we must be a millionaire or billionaire to give away. It’s just like thanking people with some gifts and receiving their love in exchange. He also gives a list of suggestion where we can apply this law. Some of them are:
1.     Bear a gift for them. It can not only be a house or a ring, but it can also be a little compliment or a little flower.
2.     It can also be applied by gratefully receiving the gift of nature and appreciating the water, food, air, sun etc. He also suggests keeping the wealth circulating.
The third law he talks about is the Law of Karma where he talks about action and its consequences. He states that one must be consciously aware of the choices they are choosing or any decision they are making. He also talks about the sensation in the area of the heart. The two sensations in the heart are comfort and discomfort. We have always been told to get out of the comfort zone because that’s where the growth happens but, in this book, what opened my eyes was that the discomfort in the heart is not the applicable choice. If something that we say or do, hurts others feeling that brings us the little needle pinching our heart; that is known as the discomfort in the area of the heart. Every time we think about doing any action, he suggests thinking about the consequences since no debts in the universe ever get unpaid. One action that he suggests is to pay our karmic debt before it takes us off guard. Some of the action that he suggests are: Witnessing the choices and bringing them to consciousness
Whenever making the choice ask what we are affecting and how are affecting them.
                        Ask heart whether you get comfort or discomfort
The fourth law is about the law of least effort which follows the principle of harmony. We must know when we want to generate energy, store it for use and where do we want to spend the energy. He says a miracle is known as the law of least effort. You didn’t put any work towards your goal, but you got whatever you want. It’s like winning a lottery but when something goes haywire and our circumstances are not in the happiest place, we blame others. He suggests to not to blame others for our circumstances. Accept the fact that we are responsible for ourselves whether good or bad. One of the actions that he suggests and has been introduced in the Southwestern Career is practicing acceptance. Some of the other actions are:
-          Take responsibility for all the events and problems
-          No Blame Game (no blaming anyone even our self)
-          No need to convince anyone. Open to all points of view.
The fifth law which is the law of Intention and Desires states that our attention energies and our intention transform into action. So, using our intent for the benefit of mankind and acting in the present rather than the future because the action in the present is fertile ground. Allen states that 5 percent of our obstacles can be turned into an opportunity by slipping into the gap or thoughts, releasing our intention/desire and remaining true to oneself. We can apply this by following certain activities such as:
-          Making a list of desire, looking at it before sleep, before meditation and after waking.
-          Not looking at the criticism of others.
The sixth law of talks about the Law of detachment. This law provides all the freedom to create anything, detaching ourselves to the certain mindset gives us a freedom to move forward into the unknown and stepping into the unknown, will make us step into the possibilities. The ways of applying this in life are:
-          Committing to detachment
-          Taking uncertainty as an essential ingredient
-          Stepping into the field of all possibilities
The final law of the book that is the law of dharma states that for every unique talent there are unique needs. Allen says that each of us is here in the universe to discover ourselves our true potential and provide a service to humanity. The actions that he suggests are:
- Spending time in silence to connect to inner self.
            - Making a list of all the unique talents you own
            - Asking how we can serve.

Some of the thing that I really apply in my life are making a list of my unique talents, asking how I can serve every time, practice silence through meditation, no blame game (to oneself or to others) and regularly spending time with nature. I felt like I was not giving grace to myself. 

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