Dr. Deepak Chopra is a well-known author of more than 25 books. He is one of leading spokespersons for a growing movement of physicians who are combining modern Western medicine with ancient Eastern healing methods. Chopra was formerly Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, and he has taught at Tufts University and Boston University Schools of Medicine. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a short but insightful book that explains how simple actions can make a big difference. Some parts of it may appear abstract to those who have not experienced Eastern philosophy.
Based on natural laws which govern all of creation, this book shatters myth that success is result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition.
Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on attainment of success: Once we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly.
1. The Law Of Pure Potentiality
This law is based on fact that we are, in our essential state, pure consciousness. According to Chopra, pure consciousness is pure potentiality, it is field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. Other attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, invincibility, simplicity and bliss. The more you experience your true nature, closer you are to field of pure potentiality. The experience of Self, or "self-referral", means that our internal reference point is our own spirit and not object of our experience.
Another way to access field of pure potentiality is through practice of non-judgment. Judgment is 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 flow of energy between you and field of pure potentiality.
2. The Law Of Giving
In order to keep energy and prosperity coming to us, we have to keep energy circulating. A river must keep flowing, otherwise it begins to stagnate, to suffocate and strangle its very own life force. Giving and receiving are different aspects of flow of energy in universe. If you stop flow of either, you interfere with nature's intelligence.
Practicing Law of Giving is actually very simple: if you want joy, give joy to others. If you want love- learn to give love, if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give same, if you want material abundance,help others to get material abundance. The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. If you want to be blessed with all things in life, learn to silently bless everyone with all good things in life.
3. The Law of Karma
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind - what we sow is what we reap. When we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, fruit of our karma is one of happiness and success.
Karma is cause and effect of your actions simultaneously. Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in same way we are sending it out. Karma implies action of conscious choice-making. Some of these choices are made consciously, while others are made unconsciously. The best way to maximize use of karmic law is to become consciously aware of choices we make in every moment. Everything that is happening in this moment is a result of choicesyou have made in past.
The essence of Law of Karma is idea of cause and effect. By taking steps necessary to bring happiness and success to others, universe will reciprocate by providing you with happiness and abundance.
4. The Law of Least Effort
There is a natural effortless ease in many things. If you observe nature at work, you will see that least effort is expended. Grass doesn't try to grow, it just grows. Fish don't try to swim, they just swim. Flowers don't try to bloom, they just bloom. This is their essential nature. It is also nature of sun to shine. It is human nature to make our dreams manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly.