The Seven Universal Laws 101
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra was published in 1994, but its contents still hold water today.
The self-growth book was inspired by Hinduist and spiritualistic concepts. It reads that success is not just hard work – it’s also having an understanding of human nature and following the laws of that nature.
According to this book, when we apply these laws, we can have everything we want, “because the same laws that nature uses to create a forest, a star, or a human body can also bring about the fulfillment of our deepest desires.”
Practice these laws and cut out distractions and nothing can ever be too much for you to manifest. Everything will already be yours. These seven laws all fall under the biggest universal law: the Law of Attraction.
I wanted to give you guys a practical way of understanding and practicing these laws on a daily basis. I will go into more depth on each individual law in future blog posts.
- The law of pure potentiality: Practice non-judgment. “Today I shall judge nothing that occurs, and throughout the day I shall remind myself not to judge.”
- The law of giving: Give a gift to whoever you encounter, it could be anything. It doesn’t have to be material, it could be as small as a compliment, a smile, or a hug. Those are all giving actions. “Today I will give something to everyone I come in contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth, and affluence in my life and in the life of others.”
- The law of “karma” or cause and effect: Witness the choices you make at each moment. “By witnessing my choices, I bring them to my conscious awareness, and I know that the best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious in the present.”
- The law of least effort: Practice acceptance. Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Be like a stream flowing with the current, and not like the rock straining against it. “Today I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are in this moment, as I wish they were.”
- The law of intention and desire: Refuse to allow obstacles to consume and dissipate the quality of attention in the present moment. “I will remind myself to practice present-moment awareness in all my actions. I will accept the present as it is, and manifest the future through my deepest, most cherished intentions and desires.”
- The law of detachment: Commit to detachment, to allow yourself and those around you to be as they are. “Today I will not rigidly impose my idea of how things should be. I will not force solutions on problems, thereby creating new problems. I will participate in everything with detached involvement.”
- The law of “dharma” or purpose in life: Ask yourself, How can I serve? How can I help? How can I put my physical body to work? “When I express m y unique talents and express them in the service of humanity, I lose track of time and create abundance in my life as well as the lives of others.”
How have you used the seven spiritual laws for success?