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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
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Mar 16, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: spirituality, life
Recommended for: people open to other beliefs

In "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success", by Deepak Chopra, Chopra describes the fundamental principles of the universe and how we as part of the universe can be successful. Concepts in the book I have learned elsewhere in more "scientific" or American texts, and the usefulness of the concepts for me are in how simply they are presented. Wayne Dyer's book on the Power of Intention is another book that speaks in great detail to what Chopra just lists.

Chopra explains that most people spend the majority of their energy connvincing or persuading others of their point of view. He asks the reader to understand that what they are feeling is not someone else's fault, instead one should take responsibility for one's own thoughts and actions.

Throughout the book he slows down and explain how he is using many of the words as we usually give them different meaning. Then there are a few times that he uses an Indian words instead of making up new ones. Many say he is based in Ancient Vedic concepts. The concepts are too simple to give the titles any meaning however provided here for my own reminder:

1. The Law of Pure
The source of all creation is pure consciousness...
2. The Law of Giving
The universe operates through dynamic exchange...
3. The Law of "Karma" or Cause and Effect
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind...
4. The Law of Least Effort
Nature's intelligence functions with effortless ease...

5. The Law of Intention and Desire
Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment...
6. The law of Detachment
In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty...
7. The law of "Dharma" or Purpose in life
Everyone has a purpose in life...

Something that I try to keep with me is this portion of the book: "The operational software of your soul is karma, memory & desire". The chapter goes on to explain that everything is energy and information. Your attention to something energizes it, your intention transforms it. Therein lies the key, intent is desire without attachment to a particular outcome. A great quote from the book reads "The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift... that is why this moment is called the 'present'." So we must learn to accept the present and intend the future, for the future is created now in the present.

I have my intentions on my office door and try each day to keep centered on them, and not lose focus to the challenge of the day.

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