“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As you desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD IV.4.5
By Alex P. Vidal
Despite a heavy downpour one afternoon on June 4, 2010, I made a quick dash to the jampacked Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia to attend Dr. Deepak Chopra’s lecture on health and wellness dubbed “Ultimate Happiness Prescription.”
Five years earlier in 2005, I became enamored to Chopra after reading his best-selling book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” which is “a practical guide to the fulfillment of our dreams.”
Based on natural laws which govern all of creation, Chopra explains that the book “shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition.”
In this book, Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success: Once we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly.
Filled with timeless wisdom and practical steps we can apply right away, this is a book we will want to read and refer to again and again.
THE LAW OF PURE POTENTIALITY. The source of all creation is pure consciousness…pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest.
And when we realize that our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe.
THE LAW OF GIVING. The universe operates through dynamic exchange…giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe.
And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
THE LAW OF “KARMA” OF CAUSE AND EFFECT. Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind…what we sow is what we reap.
And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.
THE LAW OF LEAST EFFORT. Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease…with carefreeness, harmony, and love.
And when we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.
THE LAW OF INTENTION AND DESIRE. Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment…intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power.
And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.
THE LAW OF DETACHMENT. In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty…in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the person of past conditioning.
And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.
THE LAW OF “DHARMA” OR PURPOSE IN LIFE. Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others.
And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstacy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.