OGUNMUPE: THE COSMIC LAWS OF SUCCESS
IN previous articles in this column, I have outlined steps to wealth creation based on the true understanding of the workings of the cosmic. These Cosmic Laws of success, form the essence of this teaching. When you incorporate this knowledge into your consciousness, it will give you the ability to create unlimited wealth effortlessly, as you experience success in every endeavour, success in life is the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realisation of worthy goals. Success is the ability to fulfil your desires with ease.
Success is a journey not a destination. However, material abundance makes the journey more enjoyable. But success includes good health, enthusiasm for life, creative freedom, a sense of well-being and peace of mind.
The first of these seven cosmic laws is the law of potentiality. The source of all creation is consciousness, or pure potentiality seeking expression from the cosmos.
When we realise that our true self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe. The law of pure potentiality is based on the fact that we are sentient beings. How can we apply the law of potentiality? In order to gain access to this law, you have to adopt the daily practice of silence, meditation and non-judgement. Spending time in nature gives you access to infinite creativity, freedom and bliss.
Practising silence means taking time to meditate, to simply Be. Experiencing silence means withdrawing from the activities of speech, watching television, listening to the radio or reading a book. Never giving yourself the opportunity to experience silence for an extended period of time creates turbulence in your personal life. And every once in a while, you should experience silence for such a time as a full day, two days or even a whole week.
What happens with your experience of silence? Initially, your internal dialogue becomes turbulent. You feel an intense need to say something. A sense of urgency and anxiety suddenly comes over you! But as times go on, your internal dialogue begins to quieten. Soon the silence becomes profound, when the self discovers you are not going to speak. Then you begin to experience the stillness of pure potentiality.
The Bible says, 'Be still and know that I am God.' Knowing God this way can only be accomplished through meditation. Another way to access the field of potentiality is through the practice of non judgement. There is a prayer that says, 'Today I shall judge nothing that occurs.'
Non-judgement creates silence in the mind. Through silence, meditation and non-judgement we access the law of potentiality. Thus, stillness nurtures creativity, which the law propagates.
The second cosmic law of success is the law of Giving. As you give so you receive, so the law commands. The more you give, the more you receive, because the miraculous effects of giving recoups in abundance. Don't accumulate money in banks or shares. It will fail you as it did to me. My shares in more than 20 companies have been wiped out by this depression we are in. if I had invested them in friends and neighbours, I would have been happier than I am now.
The third cosmic law of success is the law of Karma. 'What you sow is what you reap,' explains this law best. Thus, Karma implies the action of conscious choice - making. Bad Karma may be hindering your progress now. Because the law of Karma says no debt in the unwerse ever goes unpaid. There is a perfect accounting in the universe. The way to avoid bad karma is to choose rightly; conscious that if you hurt others you have to pay for it.
The law of Least Effort is the fourth law of success. When you harness the force of harmony, joy and love, you create success and good fortune effortlessly. Least effort is expended when your actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love. When you are motivated by love, you create anything that you want, including unlimited wealth.
To win, don't struggle against the moment. Two, take responsibility for every thing you do. All problems contain the seed of opportunity, so transform your problems into opportunities by accepting them. Reality is an interpretation. Interpret your world correctly. When you remain open to all points of view, your desires will flow with nature and gain success.
The law of desire is the fifth law. inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfilment. In life, conscious change is achieved through two paths, attention and intention. Attention energises and intention transforms. Whatever you put attention on, grows. Intention organises its own fulfilment. Intention is the power behind desire. Put this law into effect by listing your intentions, wishes and desires and surrender it to your subconscious before you sleep at night. Do not allow obstacles to consume and dissipate your intention.
The law of detachment is the sixth law. In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty. The freedom from the past creates the willingness to step into the unknown. In order to acquire anything, you have to relinquish your attachment to it. This does not mean you should abrogate the intention or abjure the desire. You give-up your attachment to the result. Combining one-pointed intention with detachment enables you to have your desires. Attachment comes from poverty, detachment is synonymous with wealth. Attachment to money creates insecurity. The search for security is an illusion. The solution is to accept insecurity as the essence of life. The search for security is an attachment to money. Without uncertainty, life is just a stale repetition of outworn memories. Detachment accelerates evolution. Alertness in the face of uncertainty allows you to seize every opportunity culminating in good luck. Every problem is an opportunity to secure greater benefit.
Finally, we have the law of purpose, Everyone has a purpose in life with a unique gift of a special talent to give to others. When yen blend this talent with service to others you experience the ecstasy of your own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals. The first component of law of purpose is that we come to discover and fulfil our spiritual self. The second component is that we come to express our unique talents. The third component is that we come to serve our fellowmen. Which is why the pertinent question is 'How can I help others?' It is not' what's in it for me'. So begin to focus on your true purpose in life. That enables you to get what you want, where you want it.
Our champion this week is Felipe Gonzalez, the Spanish lawyer and statesman who was prime minister of Spain between 1982 and 1996. Born in March 1942, the son of a livestock handler. Gonzalez was the only one of five children to attend university.
He studied law at the University of Seville and in 1964 joined the outlawed Spanish Socialist Party. Gonzalez practised law at Seville and by 1974 had risen to Secretary-General of his party. His moderation and appeal to the youth helped him gain a sweeping victory in the 1982 elections. He became at age 40, Europe's youngest head of government.
As premier, he took Spain into the European Union in 1986, remained in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. His pragmatic policies reduced inflation and integrated the Spanish economy into a boom by 1990. By then he had reduced unemployment to less than 10 per cent. He was defeated for his fifth term in office in 1996. Now, 69, he is married with three children.