A short while back, Rita gave me a great little book called The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Dr. Deepak Chopra. It was given to me at the perfect time as I was working on some aspects of my spirituality that I definitely knew were in need of some work. Without getting into the whole book, I would like to share a couple of paragraphs that I think are incredibly impactful. They are regarding his second law, the law of giving (and receiving). Since all aspects of our lives are about flow and circulation, he says this when speaking about giving:
“Practicing the law of giving is actually very simple: if YOU want joy, give joy to others; if YOU want love, learn to give love; if YOU want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation; if YOU want material affluence, help others to become materially affluent. In fact, the easiest way to get what YOU want is to help others get what they want. This principle works equally well for individuals, corporations, societies and nations. If YOU want to be blessed with all the good things in life, learn to silently bless everyone with all the good things in life.” Dr. Chopra goes on to say how he was taught to never go to someone’s home empty handed. You may ask “How can I give to others when at the moment I don’t have enough myself?” He goes on to answer “You can bring a flower. One flower. You can bring a note or a card which says something about your feelings for the person you are visiting. You can bring a compliment. Make a decision to give wherever you go, to whomever you see. As long as you are giving, you will be receiving. the more you give, the more confidence you will gain in the miraculous effects of this law. And as you receive more, your ability to give will also increase.”
On a final note, I will add this part of the chapter that I think is paramount: “Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given. That which doesn’t multiply through giving is neither worth giving or worth receiving. If, through the act of giving you feel you have lost something, then the gift is not truly given and will not cause increase. If you give grudgingly, there is no energy behind the giving. The intention behind your giving and receiving should always be to create happiness for the giver and receiver, because happiness is life-supporting and life-sustaining and therefore generates increase. The return is directly proportional to the giving when it is unconditional and from the HEART. That is why the act of giving has to be joyful–the frame of mind has to be one in which you feel joy in the very act of giving. Then the energy behind the giving increases many times over.”
Thank you, Dr. Chopra, for these wonderful words that make total sense to me. Thank you, Rita, for always being SO giving. I now give these words to anyone reading today. Pass it on so that we keep the flow and circulation going all across the world. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday filled with flow and circulation. Happy birthday Dolores. Love you!
- The 7 spiritual laws of success (newlifeparties.com)