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Six Powerful Spiritual Teachings From Osho’s Book:God’s Got A Thing About You

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Osho’s Book, God’s Got A Thing About You, provides a dialogue between a master and his disciple. The disciple asks his master many spiritual questions which the master answers wisely.

The master provides wonderful spiritual teachings about God, the ego, anxiety, dealing with negativity, and so on. The book is enlightening, and reading it will enable you to realize many secrets to spiritual enlightenment.

Here, are 6 wonderful teachings Osho provides in the Book

  1. Darkness Disappears When We Discover Our Light

Everything in the universe including us is made of light because matter is condensed light. Osho teaches that our world brightens when we discover this light because we will start perceiving everything including hardships as a good and necessary part of our existence.

Therefore, we perceive some things as good and others bad, because we have not yet discovered our inner light which eliminates the barriers of our perception.

  1. Work On Your Inner Self and the External Conditions Will Work In Your Favour

Never become too concerned with your external conditions because you don’t possess the power to completely change them. Instead, put all your energy in the inner journey, and what you want will come to you with minimal effort.

As Jesus puts it, ‘seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these things shall be given unto you.’ When asked where the kingdom of God is, Jesus replied. ‘it is within you.’ Jesus also knew that working on your inner self will automatically heal your external conditions.

  1. How to deal with negative thoughts

The best way to deal with negative thoughts is to watch them, and allow yourself to feel negative. Besides this, never worry or identify with them because doing so intensifies them. Realize that these thoughts have nothing to do with you, and you will be peaceful.

  1. Self-acceptance leads to creativity

Self-acceptance makes you thankful and glad to be alive, and creativity naturally arises from gratitude and gladness. Besides this, self-acceptance results in good mental health hence increasing your creative abilities. That being said, we should love and accept ourselves for we are.

  1. Negativity Is a Sign of Growth

A negative state of mind proves that you are growing. If you are constantly positive, and you have nothing to worry about, then you are not growing.

Everyone that grows must face obstacles hence leading to negativity. Even rivers have to pass around mountains, rocks, and through valleys before they reach the ocean.

  1. All people are just like you

If you keenly observe your family, friends, and neighbors, you will realize that everybody is just like you. Everybody has problems, everybody is anxious, and everybody is afraid of taking risks. For this reason, there is nothing abnormal about your fears, doubts, and anxieties because everybody is experiencing them.

Hope You Loved The Teachings

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Seven Amazing Lessons From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

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Seven Amazing Lessons From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

In his book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra provides seven spiritual laws you can use to achieve success. He defines success as ‘the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.’

Deepak Chopra believes applying the seven laws of success will enable you to manifest your desires because Infinite Intelligence/Nature/God used the same laws to create the physical universe.

Here are Deepak Chopra’s laws of success.

1.The Law of Pure Potentiality

The first law of success is realizing that your true nature is pure potentiality and infinite creativity. You then reap the benefits of this nature by practicing silence, meditation, and non-judgment.

2.The Law of Giving

According to the law of giving, you ‘must give and receive in order to keep wealth and affluence or anything you want in life.’ You receive when you give because giving ensures the circulation of life’s abundance in your life.

3.The Law of Karma/Cause and Effect

The law of Karma demands you to be conscious of the effect of your choices because they make you take action that determines the life you’ll live. Moreover, being conscious of your choices ensures success because you’ll only make choices that make you happy.

4.The Law of Least Effort

This law is based on the fact that nature functions effortlessly. Fish swim effortlessly, birds don’t struggle to fly, and flowers don’t try to bosom. Deepak believes you easily fulfill your desires when you work effortlessly like nature. He claims that you work effortlessly when your duties are motivated by love because love holds nature together.

5.The Law of Intention and Desire

According to this law, your intention powers your desires, and it has infinite organizing power which directs the universe to fulfill your desires. However, intention only works when you don’t violate the other laws of success.

6.The Law of Pure Detachment

Deepak Chopra teaches that you apply this law when you step into the unknown and release your attachment to the known. He teaches that wanting to completely know what might happen in the next moment blocks success because it shuts down infinite possibilities.

7.The Law of Purpose in Life

This law states that we came into the physical world to fulfill a certain purpose. Besides this, it states that we all have talents, and we can be rich by satisfying the folks who need our talents. For instance, a comedian can become wealthy by satisfying people who want to laugh while a writer can become wealthy by writing for book lovers.

Hope you’ll apply the laws in your life. However, you must read the book to understand all the laws fully.

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10 Main Lessons from Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

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Ego is the Enemy, by Ryan Holiday, explains how the Ego leads to failure and how it makes it difficult for individuals to maintain success. Last week, I shared 40 Amazing quotes from the book. Today, I’ll share the main lessons from Ryan Holiday’s amazing book.

1.Too Much Talk About Your Work Depletes You

People love talking too much about their work because they are unaware of the negative effect of excessive talk.

Excessive talking decreases insights and provides a false sense of achievement. It also makes you think you’ve worked hard towards your goals.

2.You Must Adopt a Student Mindset

You must adopt a student’s mindset because there’s so much to learn in your career. You adopt a student mindset by striving to learn from everyone and looking for areas to improve on a daily basis. The student mindset allows you to quickly improve your skills and find better methods of working.

3.Attach Yourself to People Who Achieved Success in Your Field

Associating with people that have succeeded in your field helps to eradicate your ego because it enlightens you that some people are more skilled than you. Besides, you learn a lot from these individuals and quickly achieve success when you work with them. 

4.Practice Self-Control on Your Journey to Success

You must practice self-control when pursuing success because bad things will happen on your journey. For instance, many people will treat you poorly regardless of your socio-economic status, and you’ll be forced to work behind the scenes.

5.The Dangers of Pride

Pride makes you miss opportunities because it prevents you from establishing reliable relationships. Besides, it awakens your negative aspects and eradicates the desire to learn from others.

6.Know What You Want In Life

It’s easier to succeed if you know what you want because this knowledge enables you to avoid distractions. Furthermore, knowing what you want prevents you from desiring what successful people own because you’ll realize that your goal is more important than their possessions.

7.Maintain Your Sobriety When Things Get Better

Maintain sobriety when success starts approaching by avoiding behavior that reinforces the ego. This behavior includes obsessing with your self-image, despising people, desiring better treatment, and over-focusing on your self-anointed importance.

8.Ego Betrays You When Things Get Difficult

Ego prevents you from overcoming difficulty because it focuses on the negative side of difficulties. It also discourages you and provides sensible excuses that prevent you from overcoming difficulty.  As Ryan Holiday puts it, ‘ego says; I knew you couldn’t do it. Why did you ever try? It claims: This isn’t worth. This isn’t fair. This is somebody’s else’s problem. Why don’t you come up with a good excuse and wash your hands of this? It tells us we shouldn’t have to put up with this. It tells us that we’re not the problem.’

9.Choose Alive Time during Failure

During failure, you must choose ‘alive time’ by dedicating every second to improving your skills and using your surroundings to create a better situation.

10.Always Love

Avoid hate because, as Ryan Holiday puts it, ‘it is a cancer that gnaws away at the very vital center of your life and existence.’ Embrace love because it enables you to quickly move on and avoid the distractions associated with investigating the wrongs committed against you.

There are many great lessons from Ego is the Enemy, you must read the book to access them all. Anyway, thanks for reading.

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