I am back but this time not on relationships but on spirituality. These days I am more connected to myself and reading stuff to connect myself
so that I don’t loose my identity amongst the hassle of life and chasing the impossible. I believe, it is truly important to understand yourself first and get completely awareness about ourself to achieve true success. In this fast social media world, people are getting influenced from the lives of their inner circle very swiftly, in addition, their chase for becoming better is just pulling them away from theirselves. One fine day, I was just trying to find a great book on self-help and that is where I happen to read this book from Deepak Chopra on “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”, which most of you might have heard about or even read it. But being a keen reader, writer and firm believer in sharing I would like to share my takeaways from the book, which might be different from yours or even similar to make a belief that there’s someone like you:)
To begin with, instead of understanding these laws as spiritual laws, let’s understand these laws simply as life laws for us to become a better fit for making a better us.
I would like to quote some pearls of wisdom from Swami Vivekanada-
“Secret of knowledge is to take what is essential and live upto it.
Words and ideas can heal the mind and nurture the soul. Words are alive with energy, they have power to uplift, to enliven, to transform.
Life is a force, we direct the force flowing. Every moment is an opportunity to direct our attention to ideas that inspire us.”
Success is a continuous expansion of Joy, Happiness with a progressive realization of worthy goals. Aspect of Success can be different from one to other individual, but for me Success is not a state of living luxurious, it is not a Destination but “A JOURNEY”. All material wealth achieved will only make the journey more enjoyable. Success is an ability to fulfill our desires, wants with effortless ease. Therefore, success is more dependent on knowing who we really are. When our internal reference point is our spirit, we will experience all the true power of our Self. If the reference point is our self-image or ego, we will feel cut-off from our source, which will lead to uncertainty of events in our lives leading to fear and self-doubt. Therefore, this 7 laws will help you connect to yourself to know your Journey and connect to self more for achieving abundance. Practice this, as I have been doing and your life will truly become much peaceful and will flow like river. Once, you master these laws, you will be able to create things around you in synchronization with your soul and nothing will bother or disturb you. These 7 laws are-
- Law of Pure Potentiality
- Law of Giving and Receiving
- Law of Karma or Cause and Effect.
- Law of least effort
- Law of Intention and desire.
- Law of detachment
- Law of Dharma or Purpose in life.
Now, as the name suggests each law is quite self explanatory through the title. Lets understand these laws briefly.
Law of Pure Potentiality: It is about being in complete consciousness and being yourself. It is an understanding that we whatever we do around us creates a ripple effect which comes back to us potentially with many folds. If I pass anger around me, it will pass through many people and ultimately come back to me. Every single emotion we provide to people around us, will create an amplified effect which will affect lives around you. So always think before passing on to the energy to people around you. Remember, that if we throw a big pebble in a muddy water, it is going to make us dirty and nobody wants to be dirty, right? We all appreciate cleanliness around us, then why don’t we start practicing it through ourselves and try to clean our thoughts?!!. Lets realize where our true potential lies and diverge all energy to a confluence of success. For practicing this law, we can do the following:
- Observe nature around us and try to feel everything around
- Practice Non-Judgement, never judge anyone from looks, words, try to accept the person and things around instead of judging it.
- Talk to yourself for at least 15 mins a day
Law of Giving & Receiving: Start giving selflessly from heart to keep the energy flowing through us, and that is what the nature of energy is. If we disrupt the flow, we disrupt the flow of our life and stop good things coming in addition to difference coming in our lives. To practice this:
- Gift care, attention, appreciation, Love to receive the same, but with no expectations of being received. Even if sometimes you feel that it is not coming to you, keep the flow on, because this is a law and lately things will definitely come back to you.
- To receive what you want, Give what you want to have selflessly.
Nature supports everything we need and desire. When we start seeking the wishful things by ourselves first then others will come to us spontaneously. Everything we ask or desire comes from a deep awareness of our wants, needs from the universe.Gracefully receive and have a gratitude
Law of Karma or Cause and Effect: We all need to believe and understand that whatever is happening with us right now is only a product of our own actions or words, even sometimes intentions. We generally claim others or try to find faults in others to defend our own hidden actions, but we need to realize that doing that will only hamper the process of connecting with ourselves. Even if we face an adversity or failure, when we sit to analyze the situation, we should only focus on our deeds. A very small example of this is a bumpy relation between husband and wife, where a husband claims that his actions were only because of his wives behavior, but let me tell you Karma is a very tricky and reversible deed. When we practice self-awareness and the law of true potentiality we will get familiar with our actions and imbibe this belief that whatever we are today, good or bad, wherever we are today, a Business owner or an executive at fortune 500 company, it is all because of our own deeds, belief, action, summing up to our KARMA!
Law of Least Effort: In Vedic Science, the age-old philosophy of India, this principle is known as the principle of economy of effort, or “do less and accomplish more.”. This is a principle of least action, of no resistance. This is, therefore, the principle of harmony and love. If we observe nature, we see things happening around us, Grass does not “try” to grow or makes any efforts to grow, it just grows. When we bring ease to our life, our efforts start giving desired results without even giving us realization of the magnitude of efforts. So, just keep doing, never “try” to do.
Law of Intention and Desire: This law states that our intentions are directly proportional to our desires. If our intentions are good, desires will be good and with good desire and clear intent we can achieve what we dream off. Our intentions before we start doing something play a very crucial role in bringing results. When we do things with the right intent and selfless desire, we at least remain one with ourselves
Law of Detachment: This is a very easy but difficult to practice. As human, we have a tendency to get attached to things, people, situations, achievements or even failures. When we face any situation we keep on living in it for a very long time. If we face any failure,. we try to apprehend failure instead of looking forward to success. When we are in a wedding function, the altitude of happiness stays with us for a long period of time. The key to live a balanced life is to get things done and then detach ourselves so that we can easily move forward. The more we are attached to anything or any person, the difficult we are making ourselves to attach with new opportunities and new people. If you are attached to a rod and keep on mourning on the situation, you will not be able to move. Similar is with our thoughts and situations, the more we try to hold them to or attach with, the difficult it will be to grab newness for life. Detachment is a key to cut negativity from your life. I have been practicing it since long & trust me it was very hard to do initially, but the only thing we need to memorize within is “Everything is temporary, so just let it go”.
Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life: We all need a purpose to do anything in our life. From a small action of waking up in the morning to achieving success in all our dreams, we do only because we are clear with the purpose of doing it. Why not to implement this simplicity in our lives and find a real purpose of our existence. Indian society has always believed in “Dharma” which is a defined action as per a persons status. When we find our biggest strengths and try to focus on them, instead of improving our weakness, somewhere, we will realize our Purpose and that will make our life meaningful.
Practice these laws with me and I am sure you will attain serenity in your life.
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