The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life.
Based on natural laws that govern all of creation, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition.
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Quotes From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
The first spiritual law of success is the Law of Pure Potentiality. This law is based on the fact that we are, in our essential state, pure consciousness.
Pure consciousness is pure potentiality; it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence. Being infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy.
The source of all creation is divinity (or the spirit); the process of creation is divinity in motion (or the mind); and the object of creation is the physical universe (which includes the physical body).
In self-referral, you experience your true being, which is unfearful of any challenge, has respect for all people, and feels beneath no one.
All of creation, everything that exists in the physical world, is the result of the unmanifest transforming itself into the manifest.
Through meditation you will learn to experience the field of pure silence and pure awareness. In that field of pure silence is the field of infinite correlation, the field of infinite organizing power, the ultimate ground of creation where everything is inseparably connected with everything else.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of the field of pure potentiality, if you want to make full use of the creativity which is inherent in pure consciousness, then you have to have access to it. One way to access the field is through the daily practice of silence, meditation, and non-judgment.
Practicing silence means making a commitment to take a certain amount of time to simply Be.
Judgment is the constant evaluation of things as right or wrong, good or bad. When you are constantly evaluating, classifying, labeling, analyzing, you create a lot of turbulence in your internal dialogue. This turbulence constricts the flow of energy between you and the field of pure potentiality.
Pure potentiality is your intrinsic nature.
The second spiritual law of success is the Law of Giving.
This law could also be called the Law of Giving and Receiving because the universe operates through dynamic exchange.
The word affluence means to flow in abundance.
Nothing is static. Your body is in dynamic and constant exchange with the body of the universe; your mind is dynamically interacting with the mind of the cosmos; your energy is an expression of cosmic energy.
The universe operates through dynamic exchange… giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe.
Whenever blood stops flowing, it begins to clot, to coagulate, to stagnate. That is why you must give and receive in order to keep wealth and affluence or anything you want in life circulating in your life.
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 flow of life is nothing other than the harmonious interaction of all the elements and forces that structure the field of existence.
Money is really a symbol of the life energy we exchange and the life energy we use as a result of the service we provide to the universe.
Another word for money is currency, which also reflects the flowing nature of energy.
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind.
What we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.
Karma is both action and the consequence of that action; it is cause and effect simultaneously, because every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind.
Karma implies the action of conscious choice-making.
The best way to understand and maximize the use of karmic law is to become consciously aware of the choices we make in every moment.
In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
Whether you like it or not, everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices you’ve made in the past.
Most of us, even though we are infinite choice-makers, have become bundles of conditioned reflexes that are constantly being triggered by people and circumstances into predictable outcomes of behavior.
If you step back for a moment and witness the choices you are making as you make those choices, then in just this act of witnessing, you take the whole process from the unconscious realm into the conscious realm.
There is only one choice, out of the infinity of choices available in every second, that will create happiness for you as well as for those around you. And when you make that one choice, it will result in a form of behavior that is called spontaneous right action.
The fourth spiritual law of success is the Law of Least Effort. This law is based on the fact that nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease and abandoned carefulness.
If you observe nature at work, you will see that least effort is expended.
It is human nature to make our dreams manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly.
Ultimately you come to the state where you do nothing and accomplish everything.
What is commonly called a “miracle” is actually an expression of the Law of Least Effort.
Least effort is expended when your actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love.
When you seek money or power for the sake of the ego, you spend energy chasing the illusion of happiness instead of enjoying happiness in the moment.
When you seek power and control over other people, you waste energy.
When your actions are motivated by love, your energy multiplies and accumulates and the surplus energy you gather and enjoy can be channeled to create anything that you want, including unlimited wealth.
Accept things as they are, not as you wish they were in this moment.
Attention energizes, and intention transforms.
- The fifth spiritual law of success is the Law of Intention and Desire. This law is based on the fact that energy and information exist everywhere in nature.
- Your body is not separate from the body of the universe, because at quantum mechanical levels there are no well-defined edges.
- You can consciously change the energy and informational content or your own quantum mechanical body, and therefore influence the energy and informational content of your extended body your environment, your world and cause things to manifest in it.
- Both past and future are born in the imagination; only the present, which is awareness, is real and eternal.
- Intent in the human species is not fixed or locked into a rigid network of energy and information. It has infinite flexibility.
- Learn to harness the power of intention, and you can create anything you desire.
- Remember that your true nature is one of pure spirit. Carry the consciousness of your spirit wherever you go, gently release your desires, and the universe will handle the details for you.
- Nature is a symphony. And that symphony is being silently orchestrated at the ultimate ground of creation.
Intention is the real power behind desire.
- The Law of Detachment says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it.
- Anything you want can be acquired through detachment, because detachment is based on the unquestioning belief in the power of your true Self.
- You don’t give up the intention, and you don’t give up the desire. You give up your attachment to the result.
- Symbols are transitory; they come and go. Chasing symbols is like settling for the map instead of the territory.
- The moment you relinquish your attachment to the result, combining one-pointed intention with detachment at the same time, you will have that which you desire.
- When you get attached, you freeze your desire from that infinite fluidity and flexibility into a rigid framework which interferes with the whole process of creation.
- You don’t need to have a complete and rigid idea of what you’ll be doing next week or next year, because if you have a very clear idea of what’s going to happen and you get rigidly attached to it, then you shut out a whole range of possibilities.
- When your preparedness meets opportunity, the solution will spontaneously appear.
- Good luck is nothing but preparedness and opportunity coming together.
Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities.
The seventh spiritual law of success is the Law of Dharma. Dharma is a Sanskrit word that means “purpose in life.”
The Law of Dharma says that we have taken manifes tation in physical form to fulfill a purpose.
Everyone has a purpose in life … a unique gift or special talent to give to others.
There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world — and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs.
When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence.
We’re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences — it’s the other way around: we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences.
You have a talent that is unique in its expression, so unique that there’s no one else alive on this planet that has that talent, or that expression of that talent.
The third component of the Law of Dharma is service to humanity — to serve your fellow human beings
In just shifting your internal dialogue from ‘What’s in it for me?” to “How can I help?” you automatically go beyond the ego into the domain of your spirit.
When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of the Law of Dharma.
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