The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
(Excerpts from the book by Deepak Chopra)
Law of Potentiality
I will get in touch with the field of pure potentiality by taking time each day to be silent, to just be. I will also sit alone in silent meditation at least twice a day for approximately 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening.
I will take time each day to commune with nature and to silent witness the intelligence within every living thing. I will sit silently and watch a sunset or listen to the sound of the ocean or a stream, or simply smell the scent of a flower. In the ecstasy of my own silence, and by communing with nature, I will enjoy the life throb of ages, the field of pure potentiality and unbound creativity.
I will practice non-judgement. I will begin my day with the statement, "Today, I shall judge nothing that occurs," and throughout the day, I will remind myself not to judge.
Law of Giving
Wherever I go and whatever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with and also I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the life of others.
Today, I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sounds of birds singing, or the spring showers or the first winter snow. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment or a prayer.
I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life's most precious gifts: the gift of caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter.
Law of the "Karma"
Today, I will witness the choices I make in each moment. And in the mere witnessing of these choices, I will bring them to my conscious awareness. I will know that the best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious in the present.
Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: "What are the consequences of this choice that I am making?" and "Will this choice bring fulfilment and happiness to me and also to those affected by this choice?"
I will then ask my heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort. If the choice feels uncomfortable, I will pause and see the consequences of my action with ,my inner vision. This guidance will enable me to make spontaneously correct choices for myself and for all those around me.
Law of Least Effort
I will practice Acceptance. Today, I will accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.
Having accepted things as they are, I will take Responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes me). I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.
Today my awareness will remain established in Defencelessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and not rigidly attached to any one of them.
Law of Intention and Desire
I will make a list of all my desires. I will carry this list with me wherever I go. I will look at this list before I go into my silence and meditation. I will look at it before I go to sleep at night. I will look at it when I wake up in the morning.
I will release this list of my desires and surrender it to the womb of creation, trusting that when things don't seem to go my way, there is a reason, and that the divine plan has designs for me much grander than even those that I have conceived.
I will remind myself to practice present-moment awareness in all my actions. I will refuse to allow obstacles to consume and dissipate the quality of my attention in the present moment. I will accept the present as it is, and manifest the future through my deepest, most cherished intentions and desires.
Law of Detachment
Today, I will commit myself to detachement. I will allow myself and those around me the freedom to be as they are. I will not rigidly impose my ideas of how things should be. I will not force solutions on problems, thereby creating new problems. I will participate in everything with detached involvement.
Today, I will factor in uncertainty as an essential ingredient of my experience. In my willingness to accept uncertainty, solutions will spontaneously emerge out of the problem, out of the confusion, disorder and chaos. The more uncertain things seem to be, the more secure I will feel, because uncertainty is my path to freedom. Through the wisdom of uncertainty, I will find my security.
I will step into the field of all possibilities and anticipate the excitement that can occur when I remain open to an infinity of choices. When I step into the field of all possibilities, I will experience all the fun, adventure, magic and mystery of life.
Law of Purpose in Life
Today, I will lovingly nurture the god in embryo that lies deep within my soul. I will pay attention to the spirit within me that animates both my body and my mind. I will awaken myself to this deep stillness within my heart. I will carry the consciousness of timeless, eternal Being in the midst of time-based experience.
I will make a list of my unique talents. Then, I will list all the things I love to do while expressing my unique talents. When I express my unique talents and use them in service of humanity, I lose track of time and create abundance in my life as well as in the lives of others.
I will ask myself daily, "How can I serve?" and "How can I help?" The answers to these questions will allow me to help and serve my fellow human beings with love.