The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Our guest today is quite literally changing lives. Absolute babe, activist @iamlaurenmahon has channeled tremendous challenge into hope and advocacy for others, with her own brand of humour and charm.
Lauren was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 starting popular blog, Girl vs Cancer which created a community for young people to support each other. From co-hosting podcast #youmebigc to endless campaigns, @girlvscancer is now a charity unlike any other (looks like an achingly cool art collective, check them out). Blowing up the cancer landscape to crush stigma, stop isolation, be truly diverse and representative bringing essential change. Lozza – we are completely in awe of you. See her recommendation below:
“I love Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. It’s a quick, easy read, almost like a reference book you can come back to again & again. With only 7 short chapters, I take it on holiday and read it in the morning to start the day. It really gets you to hone in and ground down. I feel like in today’s society, we’re all up in our heads all the time, always looking to the next thing. This book teaches you to stay present and just be in your life, how to exist in a calm, rather than manic way — which is how I operate 9 times out of 10.
There’s also so much common sense in here — for example about not having attachments to outcomes but just doing things because you enjoy them. Yes, it‘d be great if x happened as a result but it won’t be the end of the world if it doesn’t. The chapter about not judging yourself and others was mind blowing for me, I have that inner critic, judging myself so that’s one I always comes back to.
For someone who isn’t a big reader, who wants a book they can pick up and put down, especially if you’re into spirituality and re-training the brain, this is perfect. It’s also just a great manual for life in this kind of world, where so many books are about money, success. What I love about this more than anything is that it reminds you that you don’t have to be doing or achieving anything in this life to be worthy of being here and that’s a message we all need”.