I was given this book many years ago and had all but forgotten that it was on my bookshelves. The other day it jumped out at me and the book opened at page 97, where I read the following excerpt:
"There are three components to the Law of Dharma.* The first component says that each of us is here to discover our true Self, to find out on our own that our true Self is spiritual, that essentially we are spiritual beings that have taken manifestation in physical form. We're not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences - it's the other way around: we're spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences.
Each of us is here to discover our higher self or our spiritual self. That's the first fulfillment of the Law of Dharma. We must find out for ourself that inside us is a god or goddess in embryo that wants to be born so that we can express our divinity.
The second component of the Law of Dharma is to express our unique talents. The Law of Dharma says that every human being has a unique talent. You have a talent that is unique in its expression, so unique that there's no one else alive on this planet that has that talent, or that expression of that talent. This means that there's one thing you can do, and one way of doing it, that is better than anyone else on this entire planet. When you're doing that one thing, you lose track of time. When you're expressing that one unique talent that you possess - or more than one unique talent in many cases - the expression of that talent takes you into timeless awareness.
The third component of the Law of Dharma is service to humanity - to serve your fellow human beings and to ask yourself the questions, "How can I help? How can I help all those that I come into contact with?" When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of the Law of Dharma. And coupled with the experience of your own spirituality, the field of pure potentiality, there is no way you will not have access to unlimited abundance, because that is the real way abundance is achieved."
*Dharma is a Sanskrit word meaning 'the highest good'; 'living in dharma' is to live according to your purpose in life.
Apart from the fact that I was bowled over that this passage fully echoes my own intent in setting up Soul Pathway Coaching, I was reminded of how powerful a book this is. Deepak Chopra's message in this small book is so simple, and yet it bears many re-readings. Truly one to keep by your bedside to dip into again and again.
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, London/New York/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Press, 1996
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