One of my favourite books for spiritual growth is ‘The 7 spiritual laws of succes’ by Deepak Chopra. By now I’ve already red for several times and sometimes when I feel a little lost or worried I take it by hand. These are the tree important lessons I learned from it.
In this book Deepak Chopra offers an important and interesting perspective on the attainment of success: When we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, and material abundance spring forth easily and effortlessly.
1. Dare to let things be
Desperate striving isn’t necessary or even desirable. In the natural world, creation comes forth with ease. A seed doesn’t struggle to become a tree―it simply unfolds in grace. So learning in acceptance and letting go of things or certain situations is one of the hardest but also profitable things in the world. – ‘I will practice acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. 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 this moment, not as I wish they were.’
2. What goes around comes around
And it’s not only Justin Timberlake who agrees on this. It sounds like a cliché, but it always turns out to be true. Chopra says: choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you. So be good to the people around, spread love, be generous and helpful. That’s also what he calls the law of giving. – ‘Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.’
3. You can make anything happen…
…as long as you truly truly truly (did we say truly already?) believe in it. And it doesn’t matter what it is that you desire, wether it’s a new job, love interest, a trip around the world, better health or more money on your bank account. I always kept this lesson in mind, because it gives me a feeling of power and excitement. So every year I make a visual or written list of things I want to achieve or unfold in my life, and I take a look at it every once in a while and keep it in my mind. So it reminds me of my goals and dreams. – ‘I will make a list of all my desires. I will carry this list with me wherever I go. I will look at this list before I go into my silence and meditation. I will look at it before I go to sleep at night. I will look at it when I wake up in the morning.’
Other books that inspired me as well:
- The Power of Now, By Eckhart Tolle
- Ways of the Peaceful Warrior, By Dan Millman
- Verslaafd aan denken, By Jan Geurtz
What books really inspired you? We want to know!
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