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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

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This is a book you will cherish for a lifetime, for within is pages are the secrets of making all your dreams come true. Based on natural laws that govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition.

Instead, Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success: When we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, and material abundance spring forth easily and effortlessly.

Deepak Chopra is the bestselling author of numerous books and audio programs that cover every aspect of mind, body, and spirit. His groundbreaking books blend physics and philosophy, the practical and the spiritual, with dynamic results.

The Seven Laws of Success distills the essence of Chopra's teachings into seven simple, yet powerful, principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical steps you can apply right away, this is a book you will want to read and refer to again and again.

115 pages, Hardcover

First published January 1, 1993

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About the author

Deepak Chopra, MD serves as the Founder and Chairman of The Chopra Foundation, and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of eighty books books with twenty-two New York Times best sellers in both fiction and non-fiction, his works have been published in more than forty-three languages.

Chopra’s medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Chopra serves as Co-Founder and Chairman of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube, Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Assistant Clinical Professor, in the Family and Preventive Medicine Department at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences, Faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization.

GlobeIn acknowledges Chopra as "one of top ten most influential spiritual leaders around the world." TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine."

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Profile Image for Mike W.
59 reviews36 followers
February 28, 2012
This book has some useful insights, but they are buried among a lot of vague mysticism and nonsense.

For instance, there is some truth in this:

"..if you have guilt, fear and insecurity over money, or success or anything else then these are reflections of guilt, fear and insecurity as basic aspects of your personality. No amount of money or success will solve these basic problems..."

One has only to look at Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan to see that material goods will not solve deep psychological or spiritual problems. Choprah should add some caveats, as he almost never does, since clearly below a certain basic standard of living, a lack of material things can be a source of misery. But here the reader might reasonably think Choprah is imparting some wisdom. But then, all too frequently, he drifts off into never-never-land:

"...if you break your leg while playing sports, you might ask, `What can I learn from this experience? What is the message the universe is giving me?"

Maybe the universe is a silent void with no intention or message at all. Maybe a broken leg is just a broken leg. Choprah never mentions this as even a possibility.

"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."

Money is a means of exchange that allows for more efficient transactions than simple barter. It's a good thing, but let's leave the universe out of it.

"...at the level of the quantum field, there is nothing other than energy and information. The quantum field is just another label for the field of pure consciousness or pure potentiality."

This is rather different form the description in the Feynman Lectures.

"One characteristic of the field of all possibilities is infinite correlation."

Correlation between what and what? Correlation is by definition bounded between zero and one, so what in the world does "infinite correlation" mean?

"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."

No, it can't. We can't have unlimited wealth. We can't create anything we want. It's so obviously false that it's hard to understand how a thinking person could believe this.

Choprah draws on some grand old Eastern and Western traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Toaism and Christianity for his ideas. And because those traditions contain a great deal of wisdom, there is some wisdom in Chprah's teachings as well. But much of what he writes is absurd, and it's hard to tell whether he is a clever flim-flam man, or an honest guy whose thinking is deeply muddled. One thing is clear, he's making a lot of money off of this stuff. Not "infinite wealth", but several million, I'm sure.

For a much better book with some similar themes, read "Sacred Hoops" by Phil Jackson.
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644 reviews37 followers
December 14, 2011
Very disappointing. I mean, it's Deepak Chopra. Gotta love him, right? Turns out, not so much.

I agree with the laws he suggests. But they're cloaked in such hooey and psychobabble that I gagged. Why not just say that it's important to spend part of every day in stillness in order to connect with our inner selves and break free of the material world/rat race, rather than going on and on about our mystical connections to the universe?

It seemed to be very much pandering to Westerners who want to feel "spiritual" while they also reject Western religion. I don't begrudge them the inclination to look to Eastern religions for a spiritual home. As a Unitarian Universalist I believe that there are multiple paths to The Divine. It was the pandering aspect that really turned me off.

I was also offended by the constant references to wealth and money. Although Chopra frequently points out that success and abundance aren't just about money, he mentions money again and again.

And some of what he writes is just bullchite. He says that if decisions are right, they'll make us feel good. Whole lot of nuance there, mate. What about gut-wrenching, heart-breaking decisions having to do with things like end-of-life decisions?

I initially gave this two stars because I don't disagree with the laws themselves. But as I've written this review, I've become more and more upset, and have lowered my rating to one star.
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Author 36 books69 followers
April 15, 2008
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a labelled as one hour of wisdom, a pocketbook guide to fulfilling your dreams. It is written by world-renowned author, Deepak Chopra. This little book may be small but it is filled with a lot of good common sense wisdom.

The work is divided into seven section, one chapter for each of the seven spiritual laws of success: The Law of Pure Potentiality, The Law of Giving and Receiving, The Law of Karma, The Law of Least Effort, The Law of Intention and Desire, The Law of Detachment, and The Law of Dharma. For those who have read other works by the author or who have begun their own spiritual journey, the concepts set out in this book are not ground-breaking. In fact, many are quite familiar. This is not surprising as Chopra's work has laid the groundwork for theoretical and practical work in these fields of study in the western world.

Nonetheless, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a handy little reference. It fits nicely in a purse or a backpack so it can easily serve as a handy little reminder when needed.
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14 reviews16 followers
March 7, 2008
I've been reading this book for a few weeks. It's somewhat more complex and requires time to unravel and let the concepts sink in. It's definitely readable, I have just had to read one chapter at a time and let the "laws" sink in one at a time before exploring the next. It shifts the thinking about the universe and our place in it. Rather than approach us as "stardust" or inconsequential, it challenges the individual to see that we are the center of OUR universe and we have to deliberately create what surrounds us and what is inside of us...it's a chicken/egg kind of thing that takes some philosophical thought to digest. Very fun reading! Pushes the envelope on spirituality.
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1,014 reviews364 followers
January 31, 2020
O Sucesso Ao Nosso Alcance

Segundo Natália Correia os Homens são Deuses Caídos!
Caídos não direi! Adormecidos, talvez!...
Se assim for, este conjunto de 7 leis transformadoras, se praticado com convicção , irá certamente despertá-los 😉
Não se perde nada em tentar!
Desde que... com CONVICÇÃO... claro! 😉

"As Sete Leis Espirituais do Sucesso" é um livro que revela o extraordinário alcance do potencial humano ao mostrar-nos como utilizá-lo para moldar as nossas vidas.
Somos donos e senhores de capacidades (poderes) dos quais não fazemos a mais pequena ideia 👍
Profile Image for Mikell.
29 reviews
November 10, 2012
This book changed my life. It found me at the perfect time and I've been reading it almost daily since then. It shifted me from viewing uncertainty as something unsettling to a gift - the law of potentiality. "Everything is as it should be" has become my mantra. Even after loosing my home and most of my possessions to a flood, I had faith that it was a blessing in disguise. It was. Each of the laws has lifted me to a better place, and more peaceful perspective. When I read the book, I could feel fear melt away, and it hasn't returned. This is a book I have no intention of finishing.

Profile Image for Matthew Moes.
77 reviews27 followers
August 10, 2015
I resisted Deepak Chopra for many years until now, for no really good reason. Perhaps it's got something to do with The Love Guru (which I did not like) poking fun at new age cliches. But I needed an audio book for the commute and wasn't sure what to go with so I opted for something short. This was 90 minutes, read by the author and irresistibly "enlightening". So much so that I stayed with it and heard it over and over several times. I hope it sunk in. The really great thing about this book is that it is short so you can read it quickly or take your time to really process the concepts. The seven laws:

1. Pure potentiality
2. Giving
3. Cause-Effect (Karma)
4. Least Effort
5. Intention and Desire (Intention & Attention)
6. Detachment
7. Purpose (Dharma)

Maybe what is so appealing about this "spiritual" genre is that it usually presents universal concepts in simple terms. A person of faith can relate them back to the teaching of their own religious persuasion and enjoy the reminders in a fresh context.
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27 reviews8 followers
February 5, 2013
This is the first book I ever read by Deepak Chopra.

How I found this book was one day, outside of my apartment in San Jose, California, there was a very nice side table with a little drawer in front, abandoned at the sidewalk. I looked around, and it appeared that someone had put it there to get rid of it. I was looking for a small table as a meditation table, so cleaned it up and took it inside.

Through three moves, through two states, this little table wound up going between Washington, Oregon and back to California. A friend of mine in Washington had packed up all my belongings for me while I searched for an apartment in California, after deciding to move back there.

When all of my belonging had arrived back to California, including this little abandoned table that I had turned into a meditation table, inside the drawer, which previously had not contained anything save some mala beads and a couple pamphlets on Diamond Way Buddhism, was this book: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.

The dustcover was gone, and someone had scrawled on the inside to a friend that, "This book changed my life."

I queried my friend in Washington who had helped me move and he denied putting the book in the drawer. He also wasn't one to read books like Deepak Chopra or anything simililar.

Since that time, back in 2008, I have incorporated this book almost on a daily basis in both my meditation practice, my massage therapy practice as well as my intuitive counseling practice.

Although the first book I read by Deepak Chopra, it is second on my list only to another of his: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul.

Both are must reads for those on the Spiritual Journey Path
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72 reviews37 followers
June 1, 2015
يتحدث ديباك تشوبرا عن ٧ قوانين روحية للنجاح ويتحدث عنها بإسلوب رائع يجعلك تعيد النظر في كثير ما كنت تمارسه في حياتك سابقاً
هذا ليس تلخيص او تقييم لكن نبذة عن القوانين التي يتحدث عنها الكاتب وهي ملخصة كالتالي :

١- قانون القوة الكامنة :

عندما تكتشف طبيعتك الاساسية وتعرف من أنت حقاً وعندما تعرف نفسك تمام المعرفة تكن لديك القدرة على تحقيق كل أحلامك ان امكانيات غير محدودة

٢- قانون العطاء:

هو قانون الاخذ والعطاء هناك معادلة منطقية تحكم هذا القانون
اتريد ان يهبك الاخرون السعادة؟
هبهم السعادة التي يستحقون
اتريد الحب من الاخرين؟
احببهم بصدق

أتريد المال الوفير؟
ساعد الاخرين على ان ينالوا المال

أعط الاخرين مايستحقون من أهمية

٣- قانون السببية (الكارما):

هو قانون الفعل ورد الفعل او السبب والنتيجة
كل فعل نفعله يعود الينا بالعملة التي دفعنا بها ، فان فعلنا شراً. كانت عاقبته شر وان كانت خيراً فإن عاقبته خيرا

ويطرح الكاتب ٣ خيارات للتخلص من الافعال السئية السابقة

٤- قانون أقل مقاومة :
يجب علينا القبول والتسليم ، قبول الناس كما هم والحياة كما هي والظروف كما هي لا كما اريدها ان تكون

٥- قانون النية والرغبة :
ان تضع نية بكل حب وشغف وعدم التركيز عليها

٦- قانون فك الارتباط :
وهو التباعد المحسوس بين وعيك والهدف بمعنى اذا اردت ان تحقق هدفاًما في الحياة وبالاخص الاهداف السامية الكبيرة يجب عليك ان تحافظ على مسافة معينة بينك وبين هدفك فلا يصبح هذا الهدف شغلك الشاعل

٧- قانون الدارما - الهدف والمعنى من وراء حياة كل شخص منا:

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54 reviews30 followers
August 22, 2022
“ In this uncertainty you will find the freedom to create anything you want. “

Deepak Chopra, you really know what you are talking about and that is why 5 stars aren't enough for your toil. The vision and translucency with which Deepak Chopra expresses his viewpoint is phenomenal. I have not read anything by him before, but now, I would be thrilled to read more of his work.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success isn't just about wealth, career, or success but largely about lifestyle or should I say behavioral and spiritual changes. This little book can surely change your life and make you change your outlook on numerous life problems.

“ The known is nothing other than the prison of past conditioning. There’s no evolution in that — absolutely none at all. And when there is no evolution, there is stagnation, entropy, disorder, and decay.”

The rigidity that we carry due to the already known or our own created facts out of life experiences can truly be dangerous and there is no better way to put this other than the above-mentioned expression by our author.

All the seven laws are intertwined and make sense holistically together. Pure potentiality alone isn’t enough to achieve detachment, intention, and desire. Also, without the law of giving, law of dharma and karma and law of least efforts cannot be fulfilled. The best part about the book is- it doesn't simply focus on conveying the laws but also guides one by mentioning the methods to achieve them, like practicing silence and meditation or practicing non-judgment and nature walk every day and many more. That gives the book very realistic vibes.

All in all, I loved it, and I want to thank my buddy reader for making me read this one. So thank you, Ron Wroblewski!
15 reviews3 followers
July 19, 2007

This ios my favorite gift book. It is simple straight forward advice of how to grow spiritually- advise we all can use daily
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20 reviews33 followers
January 8, 2021
I have got to know the book name "Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra" nearly 5 years back. I would say this book is very handy and easy going to read. The author has written straightforward points along with how can resonates and relate with us. To be honest, I would say everyone should this positive book.
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2 reviews2 followers
April 19, 2012
Terrific book! An amazing friend of mine bought the pocket book version for me and I've referred to it every day. You can literally breeze through it in under one hour flat, and at the end of each "law", Deepak sums up everything he talked about, which makes skimming super easy and quick. Every time I look back and remind myself on what to practice everyday, I gain a great sense of calmness and relaxation knowing that these laws are easy to follow and extremely beneficial in yours and other people's daily lives. Deepak knows what's up! A must read for anyone who is looking to nurture their soul.
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177 reviews279 followers
December 5, 2021
Dicen que en la lucha de la vida cada uno debe de usar las herramientas que le sirvan para estar mejor, a mi en particular me pareció un libro básico y simplista pero entiendo que sea una buena herramienta necesaria para algunos y en ese caso lo respeto.

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36 reviews
July 26, 2022
I took this book on holidays and I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading it. It turns out I was pleasantly surprised. Deepak Chopra provides simple clues to reach one’s full potential and the true meaning of one’s life in general. He gives many concrete examples. The book is concise and organized in chapters which all end with a practical guideline to help put each law into practice. What struck me was the numerous links between Chopra’s and
Indigenous world views. I love how he deconstructs materialistic ideals into pure ego. But above all I find fascinating the fact that he presents uncertainty as a source of security as it goes against commonly held beliefs in Western cultures. You’ll need to read the book to understand how he gets to this conclusion. This book is deep, thought provoking and humbling and I have underlined several sentences which I will reread and ponder over!
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172 reviews26 followers
October 2, 2007
What really helped me about this book was Deepak's "universal meditation" thing at the end where he asks everyone to focus on a specific spiritual law on a specific day. So for about a year, I did this. Sunday, being conscious of the Law of Pure Potentiality, for instance. This practice helped me to be more centered and aware of synchronicities. I also really appreciated life alot when I was in this practice. I don't know why I'm no longer doing this...

Other than that, this book is pretty slim and fluffy, like pastry.
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4 reviews5 followers
August 1, 2007
This is the one book I revisit time and time again. I downloaded it from itunes and listen to it on my commute. I would recommend the audio version. Deepak's voice is very soothing, there's not too much heavy content, and the audio makes it easy to jump back/forwards to concentrate on certain spiritual laws.
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394 reviews148 followers
February 22, 2022
يرى الكاتب أن القوانين الروحانية السبعة للنجاح هي مبادئ فعالة، عظيمة الأثر، تمكّن الشخص من الحصول على ضبط النفس وامتلاك السيطرة لقيادتها، فإذا مارس كل شخص الخطوات المذكورة في هذا الكتاب، سيصبح أكثر سعادة وسيجعل العيش مستحقا العناء وجديراً بالاهتمام.

كتاب لطيف وخفيف، فيه معانِ وعقائد فكرية تستحق الوقوف عندها.
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574 reviews94 followers
August 19, 2022
Another book of Deepak's wisdom. I believe all the 7 laws he discusses.

We are Pure Potential
We need to Give and Receive
Karma - law of cause and effect
Intention and Desire
Dharma or Purpose in Life

I love giving and helping people. When I give, I don't expect something in return. Giving is reward in itself.
When you meet someone silently give them a blessing. There is a saying for this in India - something like 'the god in me gives a blessing to the god in you'

As far as Karma, I do believe that "what goes around comes around". People usually get back what they send out. Not always, but usually.

Desire without attachment to the outcome. Let the Universe handle the details. I am much better at detachment then I was when I was younger.

I want to serve my fellow human beings in a big way. I know what my destiny is and am aligning my life with it.

This is a good book to keep around and review every so often.
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190 reviews58 followers
March 7, 2023
Chopra define el éxito no en términos de la acumulación de bienes materiales o de una superficial noción de poder devenida de éstos sino como la manifestación de una plenitud mental y espiritual plena que constituye un estado del ser que no está sujeto a banalidades. En función de esta definición es que establece 7 leyes fundamentales para alcanzar su idea del éxito.

El libro constituye una lectura sumamente breve y amena. De un lenguaje comprensible que nos ofrece una visión de cada principio y nos provee, además, una guía práctica de pequeñas pero imprescindibles actividades para llevar a cabo de forma diaria en post de nuestra realización personal. Desde la potencialidad pura, pasando por la importancia del karma o del dar y recibir hasta la contemplación de un concepto como el dharma y su relevancia. El problema es que el texto adquiere, por momentos, un carácter más místico que psicológico que no es para cualquiera.
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34 reviews1 follower
April 10, 2007
A friend of my parents suggested I read this book while I was home for Christmas after she heard about my work situation. She suggested that I pick up the book immediately because I was in the "right frame of mind." This book reminds us of the importance of meditation, of being a good person and karma but it certainly was not what I was looking to read in order to address my work situation and to get through each day. Had I reminded myself of how important other things are as compared to work, this book may have had a more profound impact. Probably a book I will pick up again in a few years when I have, or least hope to have, a different perspective.
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61 reviews4 followers
July 31, 2008
This is one of Chopra's best books. It inspired from me one of the best poems I've ever written. I am forever grateful...
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95 reviews27 followers
February 20, 2016
كتاب عميق جداً

يعطيك قوانين روحانية او تقدر تقول نفسية للتعامل مع الحياة و عشان تقدر تحقق النجاح في حياتك و الجميل فيه ايضا انه يعطيك بعد كل قانون شنو تسوي بالضبط عشان تطبقه و تستفيد منه
Profile Image for June Ahern.
Author 4 books67 followers
October 23, 2012
Books such as "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams, by Deepak Chopra, are rarely reviewed by me because I am busy studying and practicing the information. I have to say with my many, many, years as an active spiritual student, I've enjoyed this short simple book. It is full of insightful information to encourage me to think beyond my experiences. I am in the process of practicing a few steps mentioned: write your intentions and read them every morning and night. In doing so I have found it is easier to stay on track with my goals. A challenge for me is "no judgement" for the day. I slip, but continuing to practice I am conscious when doing so and get back to my intentions. I plan to continue to study this book and in fact bought five and shared with the intention of a study group. So far, all have agreed. Let's see how that goes. Meanwhile, I can see small, ever so small, changes as I step across the creek to new levels of fulfillment.
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Author 6 books41 followers
March 16, 2019
Li este livro não como um livro de auto-ajuda, termo do qual não sou grande fã devido à conotação menos positiva que tem vindo a adquirir, mas como um livro de filosofia de vida. Porque aquilo que Chopra conseguiu com "As Sete Leis Espirituais do Sucesso" foi deixar-me a pensar num conjunto de "coisas" básicas sobre a vida e sobre a existência humana. "Coisas" essas que não me parecem de todo descabidas de sentido e importância, antes pelo contrário.

Escrito de forma clara e lógica e recorrendo a situações práticas, o autor vai exemplificando ao longo do livro um conjunto de sete ideias que poderão mudar a nossa forma de pensar e encarar a vida, tornando-nos mais positivos e optimistas. E a verdade é que, mesmo nas piores situações, ser positivo e optimista pode mesmo fazer toda a diferença!
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9 reviews2 followers
August 21, 2007
It's an inspiring guide to creating a fulfilling life. Compared to The Secret, the hype of the moment, it's much more practical and focused on your part in the whole, rather than just receiving cars and mansions and millions. It is simple, inspiring, and humble. One law that is the most difficult and yet most important is the Law of Detachment: you must INTEND to create your goals, but you must let them go and happen when the time is right.

Anyway, for anyone interested in this stuff (I am), it's a must-read.
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30 reviews
July 29, 2011
i was sitting in stephen's green reading this book when I got my bag stolen, all my stuff, keys, cards, wallet, fancy lipstick, photos, were gone in a flash. All I had left was the seven spiritual laws of success and that made me laugh my head off. So be careful is all I'm saying, if you're looking for signs, they will come. I've been worried about money and in a second my money was gone and all access to money was gone for the weekend. Did I feel free? Maybe. But I was glad someone else had the money to pay for the drinks I needed to recover....
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228 reviews42 followers
January 1, 2012
Reading this book on the cusp of a brand new year has me inspired, hopeful, and eager for twenty-twelve. By introducing the essence of each spiritual law and simple steps for living the laws, Chopra presents a most compelling manifesto to creating a life full of happiness, joy, and abundance...everything I intend to enjoy in the new year.
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