Meditation: Week Two

Last week I wrote about my first week following a guided meditation series led by Deepak Chopra. The fact that I am writing about my experience after week two is testament to the quality of the experience and to my own resolve to complete the “21-day challenge.” It’s more than a challenge now. It’s something I am eager, if not always easily able to fit into my day. It settles me in a way I’m not practiced in and I’m grateful for it: another source of support for managing my impulsive reactions to the unpredictable world I inhabit every day.

In week two, the focus was on the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Chopra’s book of the same name. I’ve listed them briefly below in the hope of encouraging you to explore them further. They are simple, clear and compelling. I can only imagine what the pursuit of my vocation would look and feel like if I was able to live them out in a fully authentic way.  As it is, I am committed to keep striving.

Right now, it feels worth it in every possible way.

The Law of Pure Potentiality

Our possibility and creativity are assured if we will take time to be silent, to just BE. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. Practice non-judgment.

The Law of Giving

Today, bring whoever you encounter a gift: a compliment or a flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love.

The Law of Karma

Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you.

The Law of Least Effort

Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view.

The Law of Intention and Desire

Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Make a list of desires. Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason.

The Law of Detachment

Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions—allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential, and your path to freedom.

The Law of Dharma

Seek your higher Self. Discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how you are best suited to serve humanity. Using your unique talents and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance.

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