The world is full of information, guidance and suggestion of 'how to lead a good life' and it feels like people are searching for this information now more than ever. Some teachings and ideas will resonate with some people, and some with others. One book I have really enjoyed recently is Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - exploring success in life, not in material achievement (although this could come as a result.)
On my wellness coach training course we had the opportunity to deeply explore the seven spiritual laws, taking one each morning as a focus for our meditation, and then holding the idea in consideration throughout the day.
I loved the ethos of these seven concepts, and have developed a series of journaling prompts around them.
The following links explore each spiritual law further, and then offer writing prompts for you to reflect on your responses and consider how they could be beneficial for your personal wellbeing:
Who is Deepak Chopra?
An Indian-American writer and researcher of well-being and medicine, Deepak Chopra describes his work as being placed at the 'intersection of science and spirituality' and has written over 90 books, largely on the themes of wellbeing, mindfulness and meditation. Beginning his career as a medical doctor in India, he later moved more into alternative medicine.
Whatever your personal views on spirituality and meditation, I believe that there is some beautiful wisdom and powerful insights to be gained from this book. We can agree and be inspired by some of a person's teachings, but not adhere to all of them. I would encourage anyone who is curious to keep an open mind and stay playful with these seven laws - imagine how they might feel to embrace and follow.
As with all of my writing, coaching and guidance, I advocate for you taking what feels right for you, and leaving the rest.
Journaling for Self-Reflection
The prompts I have created around these seven spiritual laws will encourage you to self-reflect in your own words. You can use a notebook, scrap paper, or digital typing to explore your responses.
There are no right or wrong answers, and you can explore in as much depth and details as you have time and capacity for. I have also created a downloadable workbook if you'd prefer to have all the guidance and reflection in one place.