Deepak Chopra has written many books on spirituality, but The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is perhaps the clearest and most practical guide to applying universal principles like the law of attraction to everyday life.
In this book, Chopra lists seven principles, or laws, that anyone can use in order to manifest a more well-rounded and prosperous life. Whether you’re looking for financial abundance or stronger relationships, the principles outlined in this book will help you to achieve your goals.
The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success are:
- The Law of Pure Potentiality. This law recognizes the infinite potential inherent in every aspect of the universe. Chopra recommends that you take ample time to be silent, simply reveling the act of BEING. Daily meditation is an excellent practice to develop in order to help realize and apply this law, as is non-judgment of yourself and others.
- The Law of Giving. This law recognizes that energy flows. In order to participate in that flow, you need to develop a habit of giving. This might be something as simple as a compliment, or can be a small physical gift or action. The point is to give without expectation, passing along positive energy to everyone you might.
- The Law of Karma. The law of Karma is much discussed in many Eastern circles, and is as applicable today as it was thousands of years ago. You get what you give, so understanding that every thought and action brings you a reciprocal thought or action is essential to understanding how to improve your life.
- The Law of Least Effort. The universe works by applying simplicity. Bees use the honeycomb because it requires the least effort possible, and everywhere in nature, simplicity is king. Allow simplicity into your life by accepting everything as it is, and not struggling against it.
- The Law of Intention and Desire. Intention and desire are keys to manifestation of any thought. Accept that every intention holds the seed of the fulfillment of desire, and expect that intentional action will always yield results, without getting upset when those results don’t take a specific form.
- The Law of Detachment. One of the most important steps you can take is to desire without attachment to that desire. While desire is often labeled as the root of suffering, it is actually our attachments to desires that create the suffering we experience. Want without needing, and you’ve found the key.
- The Law of Dharma. Dharma means that when you give of yourself, with good-natured intention, you receive the gift as much as the person to whom you give. It recognizes that giving does not require sacrifice, but fulfillment, for the love you can experience from giving can equal or surpass the need to get and hoard something for yourself.
These seven laws are essential for anyone working on their own spiritual development, and can be applied to just about any aspect of your life, including material prosperity and abundance.