7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra ( Book Summary)
Updated: Sep 13, 2021
Recently I finished the book, 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. The book has a unique perspective on what it takes to become successful. What differentiates it from the other success books is that it adds in the spiritual angle which makes us focus on the bigger picture holistically. It talks about the following 7 laws that can help us become more successful:
1. Law of Pure Potentiality
Potentiality means the inner creative energy in us which has the potential to manifest in physical form. All of us have that energy and to be successful, one needs to connect with this Potentiality which manifests our intangible desires into material form. The following tools can help us to connect with this inner energy;
When we meditate, we open the possibility of connecting to our inner stillness which helps us in increasing the channel for Potentiality to manifest.
Silence of not only your words, but the mental chatter that keeps happening in our head is essential to help the law of Pure Potentiality to work.
Not judging our own as well others' thoughts , desires and actions can help us to see things as is without any bias and prejudice which can fuel our connection with the potential energy of the universe
Communing with nature
Being in nature helps us to connect to our inner stillness and feel the nature practising the law of Pure Potentiality to the fullest. With nature's infinite manifestations, we can see how powerful the Law is!
2. Law of Giving
According to Deepak Chopra, the more you give, the more abundance you will manifest in your life. But the intention to give should not be to gain something out of that giving. Then that is not giving really. It's a transaction. Affluence comes from the word affluer meaning to flow. Thus, affluence means wherever there is flow of energy or in current context, abundance. And flow happens, when there is an outlet for the energy to go out. If everything gets accumulated in one place, it begins to rot. Hence giving helps you to maintain the flow. He says, Always Give something to whoever you meet. And it need not necessarily be any material thing. Affection, appreciation, care, are priceless and incomparable to what a material thing can do. Wish for joy, happiness & laughter for everyone. Always take something whenever you visit anyone's home.
3. The Law of Karma or Cause & Effect
Many people equate Karma with Good and bad, right and wrong. But according to the book, Karma is really about Cause & Effect. Whatever you do has a consequence attached to it.
Karma is about making a choice. When you make a choice, there is a memory attached to that action and which in turn creates a desire which again creates a need for making a choice and so the cycle of cause & consequences continues. Through Past karma we pay our Karmic Debts, while through our present karma we can transform our circumstances and transcend our karma.
4. The Law of Least Effort
Law of Least Effort is exhibited by Nature at its fullest. Also called as the Law of Economy of Effort which means, whatever you desire can be manifested through least resistance. It means to Do Less and Accomplish more. This can be achieved by the following:
Acceptance, Responsibility, Defenceless
Thus, Accepting your desire, understanding your responsibility in achieving it and being Defenceless in experiencing whatever Universe is showing you on the way can help you manifest success in unimaginable ways.
5. Law of Intention & Desire
Everything is made of energy and information having the same elements like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen etc. Universe is your extended physical body made up of the same elements.
How to change the energy & information is through attention & intention.
Attention energises, intention transforms.
Gap is the stillness we talked about in point one. The space between your thoughts. Thus, our desire creates the need for setting an intention. Pay attention to the Desire, & Set intention in the gap and release the attachment to the outcome.