After The Law of least effort, moving forward with chapter 5 The Law of Intention and Desire, which has become my personal favorite as it really touched my heart and made me think for a while about the odds I sometimes face. So this reading has given me a new perspective today creating a wide impact on the ways I have been thinking so far. I really thank the author for writing such deep meaning and splendid words of wisdom.
Moving ahead from the praise section, let us read what the author is saying in here in his fifth spiritual law of success. Desire, the first seed of mind that lead us to our goals is what the author quotes in few of the excerpt taken from The Hymn of Creation, The Rig Veda.
He is saying that the entire nature is made of information and energy that exist everywhere, in the entire universe, which is nothing but the movement of energy and information. He is explaining the difference between every organism is only the information stored in it like he gives an example of tree and humans where the basic difference is the information and energy in their respective bodies. If we see then humans and trees are both made up of hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and even are involved in the exchange of the two but what makes them different is the way their information and energy is stored.
He is even calling humans the privileged species since they can use their information and energy for their evolution by becoming aware and that gives rise to a better physical body. But at the end, it’s all same stuff he says.
He exclaims what the ancient seers said,” I am that. You are that, all this is that, and that’s all there is.”
Humans are gifted with the potential of changing the energy and information of our mechanical bodies and can, therefore, change our surroundings and that makes us stand out from other species. The author talks of two qualities that let us make this change:
Attention which creates energy in us and Intention which transforms us. He says whatever we put our attention into we grow stronger in that and as we take our attention out from something, that withers and disappears.
He explains that in nature everything is connected and in a symphony of which human body is a very good example. He further adds to his point that a single cell in the human body is doing about six trillion things per second and it has to know what every other cell is doing at the same time. The human body can play music, kill germs, make a baby, recite poetry because of their infinite correlation which is the part of the information stored in them.
So as long as we do not violate the other laws of nature, we can fulfill all our dreams and desires with this infinite information and energy stored in us. The author is saying that intention is the real power behind desire. Intent alone is very powerful because it is not attached to the outcome. Desire without intent is very weak because then our attention is then attached to the consequences. But if we attach out intention with detachment then we can gain life-centered, present moment awareness which is the most effective. So the author is saying that while the intent is for the future; the attention is for the present. And as we read in the previous chapter The Law of Least Effort we must accept the present as it is. Accept the present and intend the future is what the author says again here in this chapter because the present is the actual awareness and past and future both are bored in imagination, unlike the present which is real and in front of us in actual form.
The author says if we are freed from the burden of past then we can make our actions in present the fertile ground for the creation of the future. so through attention and intention, we can create life centered present moment awareness and all the imaginary obstacle which are ninety percent out comprehended ones will disappear and the remaining five percent can be transformed into opportunities.
The author has given some very brilliant idea to implement this law in our own lives which I will share with you here:
Slip into the gap i.e. your own silent space and when you are able to do that, you are ready for the next step.
Make a list of all your desires and keep it with you always. When you meditate or go into your silence zone look the list before. When you go for sleep look into it; when you wake up look the list again. Constantly remind yourself about your goals.
Always remain in the state of self-referral and never at look yourself from the eyes of the world and always to remember that people’s opinion is not your reality. Never allow yourself to be influenced by people’s criticism. The author here makes a point that might seem contradictory to some but when you will think upon it, it might strike you to be correct somewhere. He is saying to keep your desires to yourself and does not share them with anyone else unless they share the exact same desire to you and are closely bonded to you.
Next thing the author is saying is to give up on our attachment to the results our actions will bear in the future. He is asking us to enjoy the moment and the journey of our lives instead of being in the constant stress of the future.
The last and the most beautiful of the line that the author says here ” let the universe handle the details” trust the organizing power of the universe to engineer the details for you.
The author makes a point very clear that it is not that you can not achieve your desire through efforts and try constantly without a stop but at a cost which is stress, heart attacks or maybe some disruption of your immune system.
Ending the narration with the hitting lines from the chapter that I take on for life:
Surrender to the womb of creation, trusting that when things don’t seem to go my way, there is a reason.”
…to be continued (chapter 6 The Law of detachment)