A great quote came my way yesterday by spiritualist/writer Byron Katie.
“Nothing comes ahead of its time, and nothing ever happened that didn’t need to happen.”
It’s a reassuring thought amid the uncertainty and confusion of life and during those times when we are plagued with the whys, and whens and hows and grating impatience at things not happening in the time frame that we want or expect.
During those times, it is important to return to the present, to one’s intention and also the breath. While we can dream, scheme, plan and action our desires, there are times, many in fact, when you just need to sit back and let things unfold in their own sweet time, trusting that they will come when you are ready to receive and others are ready to give.
So today, I thought I would share some sage advice on this subject from Deepak Chopra, who authored the book “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.”
In addition to having a deliberate, well considered action plan to help you realise your dreams and goals, there’s an underlying mindset, behaviour and ethic that will help you get there more smoothly and possibly even faster. Something I need to remind myself of constantly as patience is not my strong suit.
With due credit to Deepak, here’s a brief summary of those seven laws.
Challenge yourself to put them into practise as part of your game plan for achieving whatever it is you are hoping to gain; whether it’s more money, a better relationship, a new job or a better living situation and always, always remember to give thanks for the abundance that you have already attracted into your life.
As a side note, I will be teaching this Sunday at Lululemon in Britomart so come on out to enjoy a complimentary yoga class. I will be bringing along copies of my book Money Matters; Get Your Life and $ Sorted to purchase and signing after class.
Oh and if you’re wondering why seven is the magic number, here’s an article published in the Daily Mail that sheds some light on the matter.
Amanda Morrall is a New Zealand based personal finance expert. Her first book Money Matters was published in 2013 by Penguin Random House in NZ.