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Many people measure success in terms of how much they achieve or accumulate. According to best-selling author and world-renowned well-being practitioner Deepak Chopra, this definition of success limits you and keeps you trapped in a cycle of achievement and accumulation that creates more anxiety than success.
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The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success Quotes
Here’s a collection of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success quotes, along with some context and explanation.
“Attachment to money will always create insecurity no matter how much money you have in the bank.”
You may think about wanting more money and direct your thought-energy to the topic of money. However, if you’re thinking about money because you’re scared of being poor, this fear shapes the information within your thought-energy. Consequently, your thought-energy creates experiences in your life that fuel your insecurities about money.
“When you struggle against this moment, you’re actually struggling against the entire universe.”
Chopra believes that you should trust and accept that every moment is as it should be. Each moment—each experience—is part of the larger universe (the flow of thought-energy). So, when you resist your experiences, you also resist your connection to the universe.
“Become aware of the choices that you are making in every moment. The more you become aware of your choices, the more you will make choices that are spontaneously correct—both for you and for those around you.”
Chopra’s explanation of how your thoughts create your experiences implies that you can change your life simply by taking control of what you think about and why you think about it. However, this isn’t as easy as it sounds: While you may attempt to change your thoughts when you’re aware of them, the majority of your thoughts take place beneath your awareness in your subconscious mind.
Chopra argues that there’s no separation between you and the spiritual realm: Everything you experience is a result of the interaction between your thoughts and the thought-energy that lives within the spiritual realm—even if you’re not aware of it. He explains that, when you’re unaware of your inherent connection to the spiritual realm, you identify with physical reality, and this hinders your ability to feel successful.
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