This week we practice the LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT, also known as the LAW OF KARMA. This principle holds that every action generates a force of energy that returns to us (now or later) . . . what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success to others and to ourselves.
Here’s how to put the Law of Karma into practice:
Whenever you are in a position to make a choice, ask yourself two questions: “What are the consequences of this choice that I am making?”, and “Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and also those who are affected by this choice?”*
Ask your heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort. If the choice feels comfortable, plunge ahead with abandon. If the choice feels uncomfortable, pause and see the consequences of your actions with your inner vision. This guidance will enable you to make spontaneously correct choices for yourself and for those around you.*
Inwardly, we can repeat “My actions are aligned with universal laws” * in our meditation, or a moment of contemplation.
Conscious choice making
As Deepak Chopra says in his book “When you make any choice – any choice at all – you can ask yourself two [questions]: First of all “What are the consequences of the choice I am making?” In your heart you will immediately know what these are. Secondly, “Will this choice that I am making now bring happiness to me and those around me?” If the answer is yes, then go ahead with that choice. If the answer is no, if that choice brings distress to either you or to those around you, then don’t make the choice.”*
Out of many choices available every moment, there is only one choice we can make every moment that will create happiness or be the right choice in that moment for yourself and others – the “spontaneous right choice”. And how do we know? One of the guiding lights is our body, the sensation in our body: If our body feels a sensation of comfort or discomfort, is a strong indication whether a choice is right or not.
The Purpose of the “Principle of Cause and Effect”
“This principle holds that every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind (now or later) . . . what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success to others and to ourselves.”*
The Season of Success series
From end of August to beginning of October Tasty6 will focus on the seven spiritual laws (based on “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra), a set of seven powerful principles we can use to fulfill our deepest desires with grace and ease. Each day of the week is dedicated to one of the seven spiritual laws, and they are not difficult or mysterious, but easy to understand and apply.
The Season of Success is a 7-week series of blogs on the seven spiritual laws from Deepak Chopra, focusing on one law per week. Join us on this journey of remembering our deepest truth.
Why do we at Tasty6 feel this is important now? We believe in bringing balance to body, mind and spirit through our products, and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success help all of us do that and much, much more in these challenging times.
With love, your Tasty6 team!
“You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.”
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5 (700 BCE)
* “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra, 1994