The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
In object-referral we also feel an intense need to control things, and the need for external power. The need for approval, the need to control things, the need for external power are needs based on fear. This kind of power is not the power of pure potentiality, or the power of the Self, or real power. When we experience the power of the Self, there is an absence of fear, there is no compulsion to control, and no struggle for approval or external power.
(resource)Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
The Law of Pure Potentiality Part 2
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Power based on object-referral, however, is false power. Being ego-based power, it lasts only as long as the object of reference is there. If you have a certain title - if you're the president of the country of the chairman of a corporation - or if you have a lot of money, the power you enjoy goes with the title, with the job, with the money. Ego-based power will only last as long as those things last. As soon as the title, the job, the money go away, so does the power.
The Law of Pure Potentiality Part 3
Another way to access the field of pure potentiality is through the practice of non-judgement.
The gap is your connection to the field of pure potentiality. It is that state of pure awareness, that silent space between thoughts that inner stillness that connects you to true power. And when you squeeze the gap, you squeeze your connection to the field of pure potentiality and infinite creativity.
There is a prayer in A Course in Miracles that states,
Non-judgement creates silence in your mind. It is a good idea, therefore, to begin your day with that statement. And throughout the day, remind yourself of that statement each time you catch yourself judging. If practicing this procedure for the whole day seems too difficult, then you simply say to yourself, "For the next hour, I will experience non judgement,. Then you can extend it gradually.
Through silence, through meditation, and through non-judgment, you will access first law, the Law of Pure Potentiality. Once you start doing that, you can add a fourth component to this practice, and that is regularly spending time in direct communion with nature. Spending time in nature enables you to sense the harmonious interaction of all the elements and forces of life, and gives you a sense of unity with all of life. Whether it be a stream, a forest, a mountain, a lake or the seashore, that connection with nature's intelligence will also help you access the field of pure potentiality.
You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless, it is free, it is immune to criticism, it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery and enchantment.
Access to your true essence will also give you insight into the mirror of relationship, because all relationship is a reflection of your relationship with yourself. For example, if you have guilt, fear, and insecurity over money, or success, or anything else, then these are reflections of guilt, fear, and insecurity as basic aspects of your personality. No amount of money or success will solve this basic problems of existence; only intimacy with the Self will bring about true healing. And when you are grounded in the knowledge of your true Self- when you really understand your true nature- you will never feel guilty, fearful, or insecure about money, or affluence, it is pure potentiality. And pure potentiality is your intrinsic nature.
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~ Deepak Chopra
The Law of Pure Potentiality Part 4
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
The source of all creation is pure consciousness, pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest.
And when we realize that our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe.
In the beginning there was neither existence nor non existence.
All this world was unmanifest energy.
The One breathed, without breath, by Its own power.
Nothing else was there.
— Hymn of Creation, The Rig Veda (resource) Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
You need not leave your room. Remain sitting on your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait. You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll ecstasy at your feet.
— Franz Kafka (resource) Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success