©1994 Deepak Chopra; (P)1994 Amber-Allen/New World Library
"[This] is a Virtual Reality toolkit for the 21st-century spiritual traveler." (Peter Guber, Sony Pictures)
"... wonderful guiding principles for anyone attempting to create a productive and satisfying life or human organization." (Ken Blanchard )
Concise, powerful, inspiring, practical, never boring, nice recorded (although you have to get used to the funny accent of Deepak Chopra).
I listened already two times in two days and I'm intending to listen to it many more times.
For each of the seven spiritual laws, you first get some theory and then some assignments how to bring the theory into practice.
To give one example of an assignment : "try not to judge anyone today". Much more difficult than it sounds, but the results can be tremendous.
I have read and listened to a lot of self development books in the past.
Of the short ones, this is one of the best in my opinion.
Deepak really gives you sound advice on how to make life simpler and focus on what's important. I wish I could say I was truly successful applying all the things he suggests but everytime I do or try i have amazing results (most of the time). It's well worth your time and effort to hear this. Take it on a long road trip and listen to while you travel... you'll get hooked and won't be able to turn it off.
MMM- Need a shot in the arm? Heck- we all do on occasion. Chopra serves up a pleasant gourmet of real-world wisdom with just the right blend of depth (for the deep thinkers) and originality (for the creatives). They won't allow me to stick another star up there so I guess I'll have to be content with five.
Attention all spiritual seekers: This audio book is a "must have" for your collection. A true spiritual classic.
Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere
Inspirational, informative, eye-opening book read by Deepak. Well worth the $ and/or credit. I will listen to this book at least two more times to absorb all he is sharing. If you want to better yourself and your present state of being, this is a fabulous book for you.
this book is worth the read and the Money. Deepak is very insightful and lays out the truth even if it does ring of hinduism. all of this can be applied to your life regardless of faith and is basically natural laws of the universe. His accent can throw you off but pay attention to the material. if you are truly interested in improving your life , you will not be disappoited in buying this book.
If you are on a search to explain what has been happening to you/what is going on inside your head (and finding ra-ra motivation books seem to already assume you are feeling strong within you)..then this gives much food for thought. I found my uneducated (science based) thoughts about life actually seems fit/get answers from this philosophy. Then I felt comfortable to launch to other books on spirituality .. coming back to this book to review as my knowledge expanded and I worked on implementing. However major transformation of self takes time (and a few falls). If you are already strong/happy with who you are and looking for a fastpath to wealth/success - then it may be of interest but not the quick solution. If you have done little personal development then this is probably not the book to start with as concepts will seem strange.
This is my first Chopra book, audio or otherwise. I now understand how he has developed such a following. His teaching style is engaging, intelligent and sympathetic.
As the title suggests, he names seven spiritual laws which are based on various eastern traditions which he alludes to at times. If I would change anything, I wish he would reference his ideas more, for those of us who like to go deeper into exploring topics of interest.
Interestingly, Chopra's background is that of being raised by a Hindu mother and a Sikh Father, educated in a Catholic School. He also was a transcendental meditation practitioner for some time.
It explains something about the multidimensionality of his writings.
Each spiritual law comes with a suggested exercise for putting it into practice, read in the first person, as in: I will practice the first spiritual law by etc etc
There are some musical interludes that separate the chapters, which is a little dated but still works well.
As a narrator, Chopra is excellent. He has a great baritone, and an accent and intonation that is melodic and a pleasure to listen to.
Entertaining enough to listen to on my commute. I've already listened to it twice and will surely listen to it more.
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