Concluding the review of this book, today we’ll be covering the final two chapters.
The Law of Detachment
This law states that in order to acquire anything in the physical world, you have to let go of your attachment to it. When I first read this, it didn’t make any sense. Didn’t he tell us in the chapter on intention, to keep our attention on that which we desire? If we are detached from it, how do we keep our attention on it? However, as I read on, it started making perfect sense.
What Chopra is saying here is, you don’t give up your intention to create your desire, instead you give up your attachment to the result. The moment you give up any attachment to the result, combined with maintaining your intention, you will manifest that which you desire.
OK, still not making any sense? Let me clarify…
If you are so focused on how you are going to achieve your goal or result, you end up developing “blinders” which cause you to miss all the opportunities along the way. These opportunities would have ended up helping you to more efficiently and rapidly achieve that which you have wanted all along. It is in this detachment, that you’ll find the effortless freedom to create whatever it is that you desire.
This chapter can be summed up as follows – Don’t get bogged down in how you are going to achieve your end desire. Your only concern is to focus your attention on THE WHAT, and then allow the Universe to freely provide THE HOW.
The Law of “Dharma” or Purpose in Life
I found this to be my favorite chapter in the whole book. Probably because just a few weeks prior I’ve been able to discover this, almost exactly how he teaches it, on my own. Well, you do attract what you resonate, so it makes perfect sense that this would be the case.
The word “Dharma” is the Sanskrit word for purpose in life. And according to Chopra, everyone on this earth has Dharma. How do we find this purpose? The answer lies in your talents.
He puts forward that each one of us has unique talents and a unique way of expressing them. This is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world. For this reason, every unique talent and unique expression of it creates a need in the world, that only you can fulfill. When your creative expressions can match the needs of your fellow beings, then wealth will be a natural by-product.
To live the Law of Dharma requires three steps. Each one building upon the next. The first is to discover your true Self (see the Law of Pure Potentiality). The second step is for you to express your unique talents. The final step is to serve humanity. When you combine the ability to express your unique abilities with serving humanity, you will make full use of the Law of Dharma.
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