Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Seven Spiritual of Success

I haven’t updated my blog in quite a while. Of that, I’m guilty. However, I have just completed reading The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. The number one New York Times Bestseller is supposedly “a practical guide to the fulfilment of your dreams”. I believe so too.

In this book, Deepak Chopra distils the essence of his teachings into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of one’s life.
And I promised myself that I’m going to practise everything that Mr Chopra advises, and if my life is still the same after 12 months, I’ll seek my money back. No negotiations. LOL.

And now I have moved on to Battlefield of the Mind – winning the battle in your mind -- by Joyce Meyer. I will post its review here on Favorite Flavor once I have completed reading it. The book “talks” about wrong and right thinking, positivity and negativity, and how to conquer the “battle” in your mind. Remember that everything that happens in (your) life is a product of (your) “thought”. It all begins in the mind – whether good or bad. So Ms Meyer’s book simply teaches how to master your thoughts to create success, positivity, health, good luck and all things lovely.

I am reading this sort of books because I am on a hectic spiritual journey right now. I am even learning to master the art of meditation. Slowly, but surely. I’ll keep on sharing what I know and learning on this remarkable road to self-discovery and self-mastery because I believe that I am not the only one going through this “phase”.

Most of you (who know my other “side”) might be thinking: where did the controversial Refilwe disappear to? Don’t worry, I’m still here. Crazy as ever. Mad, mental and irritating as can be. But, I have had to pause, breath, reflect, face the music (and you know how the truth can really hurt sometimes), seek divine guidance and “do the work” – as Inyanla Vanzant would say. You have to do the work.

A positive mindset can achieve wonders.

Anyway, enough about that, let’s go back to Deepak Chopra. There are seven laws:
·         the law of pure potentiality
·         the law of giving
·         the law of “Karma” (yeah, I love this one. What goes around comes around; the pain we cause in people’s lives will come back to us. All the lies, the hatred, all that we forcefully take from others, deception, cunningness – they will make a u-turn and go back to the source)
·         the law of least effort
·         the law of intention and desire
·         the law of detachment
·         the law of “Dharma” or purpose in life.

Deepak also quotes some verses from the Bible to show you that these laws have always been there. He didn’t make them up. There is a verse in the Bible that says: Be still and know that I am God (In simple “earthly” translation: spend some time alone, meditate and let God take care of the details, you can't know it all, you can’t be in control all the time. Sit down). There is another one that says: Do not be anxious of anything … (Relax and quiet your mind. Do not stress) and the other one that says: Do unto others … (This is where the law of Karma comes in).

It all begins in the mind.

I have read several self-help/motivational/inspirational books, such as: The Secret, The power of positive thinking, In the meantime, In the Valley,  just to name a few (that immediately come to mind), and I have realised that all of the things that these books say are actually in the Bible. All of them. It is just that different authors try to explain and elaborate and make practical examples, but most, if not all, of these “principles” and “laws” are right there, in our homes – in the form of a Bible. But being able to understand what the word is saying is a different gift all together.

I am not preaching, I just wanted to get that little “discovery” out of the way. So, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages, I hope that you get to equip your soul and minds with all that they need to transform your lives, one positive thought at a time.

Till next time.

God Bless. I love you. (Damn, I have really become sentimental these days) WTH? *puzzled face*