One life to love

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success


A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of your dreams… By Deepak Chopra

This is one book that I have read quite many times, but each time I read this, I am able to understand things better. Best thing about this book is that it is short & sweet, so crisp and well written that we can finish reading it in one sitting of couple of hours.

This time I read the book, there were 2 laws that caught my immediate attention, thought I will mention them here for the benefit of those reading my blog. đŸ™‚ , not many I know.

1st Law – The law of pure potentiality.

The author explains that the pure consciousness is pure potentiality and it opens up the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. He explains the concept of “self-referral”(Internal reference point is our own spirit and not the object of our experience) and “Object-referral”(we are influenced by the objects outside the self which include situation, circumstances, people and things; we are constantly seeking approval of others). Very beautifully explained!

This got me thinking about the discussion I had with a friend about “Living inside out” or “living outside in”. I felt it would be impossible to live totally “inside out” which is the same as “self-referral”.
The author further goes on to explain how to achieve the state… steps advised are
-Practice silence gradually by starting with one to two hours daily.
-Practice meditation twice a day
-Take a commitment to live a life of non-judgment.

Once we have done all this we would find it easier to connect with our inner self and then we need to spend time with the nature and learn to enjoy how the entire environment exist in pure sync and harmony.

4th Law – The law of least effort

This law talks about “Do less and accomplish more” and be happy… i liked this.. though it is easier said than practicing in life.

1. ACCEPTANCE.
Firstly learn to accept the moment as it is, that is why it is called the “present”. Do not have expectation of what the present should be since we cannot control the reactions or responses of others. When things don’s happen the way we want, its because pur expectation of the situation is rejected by other’s responses. So it is actually the rejection of our expectations and it can be no other way than the way it happened, because it is the moment and we will have to accept the moment as it is. (Do not build expectations of how the moment should be, it is already defined and cannot be controlled, we can only try to mould the future based on the moment)

Acceptance simply means that you make a commitment: “Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur.”

2. RESPONSIBILITY
Once we accept the moment, we need to respond to the moment and not to the expectation we had for the moment. This means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself. All problems contain the seeds of opportunity, and this awareness allows us to take the moment and transform it to a better situation or thing

3. DEFENSELESSNESS
This means that you have relinquished the need to convince or persuade others of your point of view. Do not get defensive about our opinion. If you relinquish this need you will in that relinquishment gain access to enormous amounts of energy that have been previously wasted.

Least effort is expended when your actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love. When you seek power and control over other people, you waste energy. 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 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.

Well said, isn’t it?

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September 10, 2007 - Posted by | Good Read

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