The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Author – Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra talks on ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success’ which can also be referred as  ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Life’.

It is a pocket size book with just 96 pages. You can read the book in an hour or so. If you just intend to read it for once and keep it aside I would advise you not to purchase the book. However, if you read it and understand The Seven Spiritual Laws Deepak talks about, I am sure you will not read once but many times. Eventually you will understand the deeper essence of this book which can lift you higher from where you are now. It can eventually help one to handle one’s life more efficiently and effectively by practising these simple laws of spiritual success.

In this book Deepak Chopra says that success is not a destination but a journey. Material success is just one aspect of success and that success also includes things like good health, energy, enthusiasm for life, creative freedom. He also says that in spiritual terms, success is measured by how efficiently and how effortlessly, we co-create with the universe.

Below is the brief content of the book under the various spiritual laws he talks about:-

  1. The Law of Pure Potentiality.

Here, pure potentiality means pure consciousness which is the field of all possibilities and unlimited creativity. Our physical body, the physical universe and everything in the material world comes from the same place. He says there is no separation between the field of energy and our spiritual essence. We need to create a harmony with nature to make the desires materialise. Meditation or taking time to be silent to connect with our spirit, practicing non judgement, to be align with nature, listening to sound or even the smell of the flower are some of the things he has highlighted.

  1. The Law of Giving and Receiving.

He says everything in the world operates through a vibrant exchange. Even currency must keep moving from hand to hand otherwise it will become stagnant and therefore it will not be alive then. The same applies to everything else. Only when we bless others we will be blessed. Even a silent wish or a prayer to make someone feel better is a form of giving.

  1. The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect

When talking about Karma do not assume that he was talking about bad Karma. Karma is both action and the consequence of that action. It simply means to be happy we need to seek happiness by doing something which we yearn for. According to him we are the consequences of the choices we make. As such we have to be aware of the choices we make every moment.

  1. The Law of Least Effort

He says ‘Do less and accomplish more’. Least effort can be expanded when our actions are motivated by love. He says the nature is held together by the energy of love. We should take responsibility for our own situation without blaming anything or anyone.

  1. The Law of Intension and Desire

He says that our intentions and desires, when released in the field of pure consciousness, have unlimited organising power. Energy and consciousness exist everywhere in the nature. At the level of pure consciousness, there is nothing other than energy and information. Attention energises and intention transforms.

Past and future are born in the imagination and only the present, which is awareness, is real and eternal.

  1. The Law of Detachment

The way to acquire anything in the universe is to let go of attachment. What he is trying to explain here is that we do not let go our desire but the outcome. In other words, if we failed in our endeavour in getting something done, we should not brood over the desired negative results but continue pursuing what we desire.

When a problem arises we have to turn it into an opportunity to benefit.

  1. The Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life.

It states that we are spiritual being taken a physical life to fulfil a purpose. Well, if what I have read is all true then this should be true. It seems we plan and come to the earth. We therefore have come for a purpose. We must identify our unique individual talent and use it for our  spiritual growth and at the same time assist others in their spiritual growth.

In my opinion, Í think instead of spending too much time on subjects like history where the facts are distorted, manipulated and interpreted many times to suit each different situation,  we should as well spend more time on our spiritual growth by reading and understanding the purpose of our life. If we can do that history will remain as history and the importance of now will bring about a better future for all.

The Four Agreements

Author of the book – Don Miguel Ruiz

You can read this book probably in two hours but it can awaken you from some of your false beliefs.  Miguel Ruiz says that ninety-five percent of the beliefs we have stored in our minds are nothing but lies, and we suffer because we believe in all these lies – interesting, right?  He says from young we start believing in many things fed to us.

He also says that our human society is ruled by fear because of the various sufferings all around the world. He said that humanity is in search for the truth, justice and beauty. We are searching for the truth because we only believe in lies which have been stored in our mind. According to him, in spite of all the happenings around the world, nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves throughout our own life.

I gradually began to agree to what he said in this book and find that ‘The Four Agreements’ he is talking about makes a lot of sense to handle ourselves better for our own progress and peace. Here are the four agreements he talks about which I have just touched on:-

  1. Be Impeccable With Your Word

Your word is the power and it can be created by yourself. The word is not just a written sound or symbol but is a force to create actions in your life. The word is a double edge sword that can create a beautiful dream or destroy everything around you. A word can even destroy millions of lives. All over the world, humans destroy other humans because they are afraid of each other. What we say may trigger many disastrous things.

Impeccable here means “without sin”. Everything you do and believe which goes against yourself is a sin. Even saying ‘stupid’ to oneself is also a sin and that will work against the person.

  1. Don’t Take Anything Personally

If some say I am stupid and if I take it personally and I agree it only depicts that I belief in what he says. Thus I am falling into the trap of others’ personal opinion and belief about me. Moreover, the person might want to just humiliate me. By not accepting or rejecting the other person’s negative opinion is important for own growth and our own positive beliefs. In other words we should not get offended and retaliate just because of a negative opinion of others as it will not help us to move on with our own beliefs.

You should not be responsible for the actions of others but only responsible for your own.

  1. Don’t Make Assumptions

He says that we have the tendency of making many assumptions simply because we believe they are true. I personally do accept that this is absolutely true since most of us do that. We know that there are various extreme different opinions and conclusions made on a subject. We keep differing in our views and in fact sometimes make it more complicated for just believing and agreeing to whatever said.

I personally made many assumptions which resulted in wrong conclusions. Thus it is good to listen carefully of what is said before making our own opinion.

  1. Always Do Your Best

He says that the best is not going to be the same from one moment to the next. The best so might be of high quality at one moment and just good in another moment.  However, he says that regardless of the quality we need to keep doing our best for that moment, hour or day.

He says that you only be you when you do your best failing which you will deny yourself the right to be you. eHh hh  jjjjj jm

I would recommend this book to be read by everyone. It will help to look at yourself more deeply and that it will definitely help in your own spiritual growth provided the four agreements are continuously practised.  I am practising it daily although I have not perfected all those he had said but I keep doing it and I find it useful.

Parents should read this book to keep motivating your children from young. These four, simple agreements could help in their personal development and spiritual growth. It is better way than to keep feeding our children on our beliefs which may be false and that might eventually create more and more fear as they grow older.

Read the book a few times. Write down the heading of the four agreements. Read every morning before you leave your home or start your day. It is helping in improving myself and I am sure it can be of help to others too.