It’s Tuesday and in Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success he suggests putting each law into effect over the course of seven days. So, the third law, The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect is integrated on Tuesday. Although I’m spreading this plan out over the course of seven weeks rather than seven days, I’m still introducing them on their designated days.
The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect
Our inspiration for this Tuesday is The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect. This is based on the idea that every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Simply put in what you plant is what you harvest. So, if you choose to do things that bring positive results for others, such as happiness and success, then in return you will achieve the same as the fruit of your karma.
“What we sow is what we reap”
What is Karma?
Karma is both action and the consequence of that action, it is cause and effect simultaneously. If we want to create happiness in our lives, we must learn to sow the seeds of happiness. Therefore, karma implies the action of conscious choice-making.
Today whenever you make a choice, ask yourself what are the consequences of this choice and will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to you and also to those who are affected by this choice. This procedure of conscious choice-making and witnessing is very empowering. You can use the Law of Karma to create money and affluence, and the flow of all good things to you, any time you want. But first, you must become consciously aware that your future is generated by the choices you are making in every moment of your life. If you do this on a regular basis, then you are making full use of this law. The more you bring your choices into the level of your conscious awareness, the more you will make those choices which are spontaneously correct–both for you and those around you.
Take The Vow to Put The Law of Karma into Motion:
“I will put the Law of Karma into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
- Today I will witness the choices I make in each moment. And in the mere witnessing of these choices, I will bring them to my conscious awareness. I will know that the best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious in the present.
- Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: “What are the consequences of this choice that I’m making?” and “Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and also to those who are affected by this choice?”
- I will then ask my heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort. If the choice feels comfortable, I will plunge ahead with abandon. If the choice feels uncomfortable, I will pause and see the consequences of my action with my inner vision. This guidance will enable me to make spontaneously correct choices for myself and for all those around me.”