Karma (Daniel died on a Tuesday)

Written by Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents is a book for parents who wish to raise children with values that create the experience of abundance as well as satisfy spiritual needs.

The 7 laws are:

  1. Pure Potentiality - Everything is possible.
  2. Giving - If you want to get something, give it.
  3. Karma - When you make a choice, you change the future.
  4. Least Effort - Don’t say no, go with the flow.
  5. Intention and Desire - Every time you wish or want, you plant a seed.
  6. Detachment - Enjoy the journey.
  7. Dharma (the path of righteousness) - You are here for a reason.
It moves us beyond focusing on private triumphs and failures towards experiencing the fulfillment and success that comes from having some of the most valuable skills anyone can possess: the ability to love and have compassion, and the capacity to feel joy and spread it to others. .

Deepak Chopra offers profound advice on how to convey these universal truths to a child and how to embody them in age-specific activities. He follows an approach of devoting each day of the week to a specific principle, starting with Sunday being the day of Pure Potential where everything is possible.

Daniel died on a Tuesday, the day of Karma where we promise to explain right and wrong to our children in terms of how choices feel.

We teach them that by choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma will be happiness and success.

We reflect on the law of Karma:
  1. No debt goes unpaid in the universe.
  2. To bring yourself love and happiness, do what you can to bring them to others.
  3. If you don't see an immediate result to good or bad action, be patient and observe.


debbie said...

Hi, Alison. I think these are really good concepts and are important for us all to remember. I can tell you are such a good mom. Daniel is such a beautiful child, and I enjoy reading about him and seeing his pictures. I have been thinking about you a lot lately and would love to hear from you if you get a chance. Love, Debbie