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1. The Law of Pure Potentiality
Make it a commitment each day to observe silence.
Stillness is the first and foremost requirement for manifesting your desires. Each day, meditate 30 minutes in the morning and evening. Practicing silence is translated as withdrawing from the activity of speech. It also means withdrawing from activities like watching television, listening to radio or even reading a book. You will find the turbulence of mind and internal dialogue calmed with consistent practice. The silence will become more profound. As internal dialogue fades, the stillness of Pure Potentiality is then experienced.
Judgement is the constant evaluation of things between right and wrong. The indulgence in evaluating, labeling, analyzing, criticizing or even condemning creates a turbulence in mind that will constrict the energy flow towards Pure Potentiality.
Spend time with nature
Spending time in places like stream, forest, lake, sea-side or mountain helps you to sense the harmonious interaction between all the elements and the forces of nature. The connection with nature in addition aids you to access the field of Pure Potentiality.
These 3 activities above will help you to make full use of creativity which is inherent in pure consciousness.
2. The Law of Giving and Receiving
In our willingness to give which we seek, we keep the abundance of universe circulating in our lives.
The more you give, the more you shall receive. Anything in value in life only multiplies when it is given. However, if an act of giving is done with grudge, there is no energy behind such a gift. If giving a gift leaves you in a sense of loss, such gift is considered not truly given and will not make a difference. Give with love and the intention to create happiness to others.
The gift could be as simple as a flower, a compliment that doesn't cost you a dime or sharing positive emotions such as caring, attention, affection, appreciation, love or even a prayer. When you meet somebody, you could silently send them a blessing or wishing them happiness or good health. This form of silent giving is enormously powerful. Whenever you go visiting someone, the same applies, never go empty handed share either physical or non-physical gifts. Make it a daily regiment. The more you give, the more you shall receive as you will also notice a sudden boost to your confidence. Naturally, as you give more, your ability to give will also significantly increase.
3. The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect
Each of our actions generates a force of energy that returns to us in a similar way. When we choose actions that brings joy and success to others, the returns of our Karma here is also joy and success.
Karma relates to the actions of our decisions whether it is consciously or unconsciously done by us. Everything that we undergo now are the results of our past karma or past actions. The law of Karma says that no debt in the universe ever goes unpaid. Your future is generated by the choices you are making in every moment of your present life.
Transform your karma to making it a more desirable experience by analyzing each experience, both good and bad. Learn the lessons and understanding gained by each experience. Witness the choices you make each moment and ask yourself what is going to be the consequence of this act.
4. The Law of Least Effort
With effortless ease, we can create success and good fortune when we harness the forces of harmony, happiness and love. In Vedic Science, this principle is referred to as “Do less, Accomplish more.”
It is the human nature to make our dreams manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly. A miracle is actually an expression of the law of least effort. Least effort is enhanced when your actions are motivated by love because nature is held together by the energy of love.
When you seek money or power for the sake of gratifying your ego, you are actually spending your energy chasing the illusion of happiness instead of enjoying the happiness in the present moment. When you seek money for personal gain only, you actually detach the flow of energy to yourself. Your energy will multiply and accumulate when your actions are motivated by love.
The abundant energy you gather can be channeled to create anything including wealth. Our body is a device that can generate, store and expand energy and knowing how to harness this energy in an efficient way has the ability to create enormous wealth.
Daily accept people, situations and situations as they happen. Do not struggle; accept it as it is and not as how you wished it. Do not react to obnoxious people. Take responsibility for your situations, accept it or look for opportunities to transform it into a better situation and your upsetting situations will cease.
Relinquish the need to defend your point of view as 95% of people waste their energy on this being defensive. Avoid arguments. When you encounter resistance and fight it, the resistance increases.
5. The Law of Intention and Desire
Energy and information exist everywhere surrounding us. Attention energizes, intention transforms. Whatever you put your focus on attention, it will grow stronger and the intention on your focus will invoke transformation of energy towards fulfillment. As long as you do not violate the laws of nature through your intent, you can literally draw the energy to fulfill your dreams and desires.
6. The Law of Detachment
Have desire and intention for your goals but give up your attachment to the results. You free yourself from fear and insecurity when you detach yourself from the results. Do not force solutions but allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is an important ingredient towards your path to freedom.
7. The Law of “Dharma” or Purpose in Life
You have a purpose in Life with unique gifts and talents to serve others with love and to experience ecstasy as you serve. You can do something better than anyone else in this world. Seek your higher self beyond your ego, discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how you can be able to serve humanity better without thinking about your profits in return.
Conclusion:Actually, I summarized the above from the contents of the book of the same title from Deepak Chopra because I loved it. I know I still have to work and fine tune on each of the principles daily. I must admit though that practicing some things that I found in the book is already bringing me some happiness, peace and contentment which is the reason why I have decided to summarize the contents here for the readers. Though it is not the same as reading the book because summary does not contain elaboration on the subject but something is still better than nothing, right?
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Deepak Chopra