In his book Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra discusses the power behind the organizing power of clear intentions and the transformative power of focused attention, which leads to the fulfillment of worthy goals (i.e. aligned with right action). To explain this, he takes an interesting, high-level dive into quantum theory. We (and our body) at the most basic, sub-atomic level are but energy and information. We can use that reality to create an intentional life to fulfill our (worthy) desires (i.e. goals).
While according to quantum theory everything is made of energy an information, Deepak Chopra highlights that it is our consciousness that gives transformative direction to this energy and information to create who we are. And the two main qualities inherent in consciousness are attention and intention.
Where attention goes, energy flows.
Attention energizes, intention transforms. Whatever you put your attention on will grow stronger in your life. Whatever you take your attention away from will grow weaker. We have all experienced this in our life everyday – in ways that help us as well as ways that hinder us.
Intention (of achieving a goal or a worthy desire) is the organizing direction behind it, while attention focuses the energy on where the intention tells it to focus on. Conscious intent, therefore, empowers the quality of our focus, of our attention. It “orchestrates” energy and information towards the “manifestation” of our goal, and more so if it is a worthy outcome. The key here is that this works best when the desire is of a worthy quality, bringing good to you and those around you.
When you learn how to focus your energy (i.e. formulating an intention), amazing things happen. You may arrive at insights that weren’t available to you before. You may run into people who seem magically put in your path to help you. You overhear conversations or stumble upon resources that further your plan. That’s the secret of the focusing power of intention, allowing energy to flow purposefully. The LAW OF INTENTION AND DESIRE explains why energy flows where attention goes.
“Therefore inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment . . . intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality (consciousness), we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.” Today we will look at how we can put this principle into effect with 2 steps:
We can practice this by putting the Principle of Intention and Desire into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
1. “I will make a list of all my goals (desires). I will carry this list with me wherever I go. I will look at this list before I go into my silence and meditation. I will look at it before I go to sleep at night. I will look at it when I wake up in the morning.”*
2. “I will release this list of my goals (intentions and desires) and surrender it, trusting that when things don’t seem to go my way, there is a reason, and that the cosmic plan has designs for me much grander than even those I have conceived.”*
3. “I will remind myself to practice present-moment awareness in all my actions. I will refuse to allow obstacles to consume and dissipate the quality of my attention in the present moment. I will accept the present as it is, and manifest the future through my deepest, most cherished intentions and desires.”*
How this can work with a functional Immune Support Shot
While the shot itself is a powerful drink with many benefits, adding an intention to it while drinking it – like focusing on the desired result the regular drinking of this may have for your body, and what a healthy body can achieve, etc. – makes it even more powerful. Just the conscious act of formulating the intention and drinking the shot with that attention and awareness, focusing on the taste, the feeling (being in the present moment when drinking it)is a new experience we invite you to test for yourself to bring this principle into your life.
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