The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra

What is success? The ability to fulfil your desires with little effort and the journey in which abundance flows towards you.


Deepak Chopra’s book looks at the spiritual elements that are necessary to achieve true success and the application in daily life, in all situations.

This is an extremely well explained short read and definitely inspires thought and meditation.  Below is the summary of the seven laws and how they can be applied in daily living.

  • The Law of Pure Potentiality: This is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity.  It can be experienced through silence and through appreciation of nature .  We should recognise that our basic being is spiritual.   Take time daily to just be, meditate and experience silence and practice non-judgement .
  • The Law of Giving (and receiving): Whatever you want to receive, you should give it…generously, this applies to material and immaterial things – friendship, love, a smile!
    • Shona Equivalent: kandiro kanoenda kunobva kamwe.
  • The Law of Karma: “You reap what you sow”. The critical thing to remember is that for every action and decision  taken, the effect will come back to you – but you ALWAYS have a choice to make good or bad actions and decisions.  So be conscious in decision making.
  • The Law of Least Effort: When your actions are inspired by love and you’re in harmony with the knowledge of yourself, all actions appear effortless.  This is achieved though acceptance (people, things, events are what they are), taking responsibility (not blaming others) and defencelessness (allowing flexibility for correction of your actions or thoughts, from others)
  • The Law of Intention and Desire:  Intention is desire without attachment.  Attention triggers transformation i.e. whatever you put your attention to, you can improve/transform.  Keep a list of your intentions and desires, share it with none and detach from the outcome.  Use this list for meditation and together with knowledge of self (as above).
  • The Law of Detachment: Detachment is freedom to create.  Go with the flow. Attachment (to symbols, e.g material objects) comes from poverty consciousness, whereas detachment is wealth consciousness.  Any physical thing can be acquired through detachment.  Going with the flow puts you in the realms of the unknown.  And uncertainty is the fertile ground of pure creativity.
  • The Law of Dharma : We all have a  purpose and responsibility that we’re here to fulfil.  Find it – what are you talents? what can you do to help others?


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