“An integral being knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing”-Lao Tzu

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Whoop! Whoop! Its Friday people! Time to dust off the stress and dirt from the week, crack open a bottle of wine (or something stronger for those who had a REALLY rough one), and simply BE. Trust me, I plan to do the same, however before I commence with that I have to, of course, present to you all a great concept of life which is the Law of Least Effort…day 4 of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.  Now, as I know that some of you all may have plans and whatnot for the evening, in addition to the fact that my daughter is currently running amok and attempting to backwash in my water cup, I will keep this short but informational!!

Day 4: Law of Least Effort

“Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease….with carefreeness, harmony, and love. And when we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease”.

Moment of honesty #57….I constantly fight with myself (on a somewhat daily basis) to not “fight” against current circumstances; if things are not happening in the order and way I expect them to go, I tend to get stressed and frustrated, fighting to make things go my way, when I in fact, should just set back and offer no resistance. Now, this is not to say you shouldn’t work hard to make things happen..not in the least bit…however we SHOULD do our best to ensure that the least effort possible is exerted. In his book, Chopra uses nature to illustrate this concept. When we look at nature, it is obvious that grass doesn’t TRY to grow, it just does….fish don’t TRY to swim, they just swim…flowers don’t TRY to bloom, they just bloom…so on and so forth. This same “method” can be applied to our lives, in turn, opening the door to a joyful and simple freedom, unlike anything we have experiences before.

The Law of Least Effort can be put into effect by simply making a commitment to the following steps:

1. Practicing Acceptance– accept people, circumstances, and situations as they occur and understand that that particular moment is exactly as it should be. You can work to ensure that circumstances in the future are different, but make an effort to not struggle against your present

2. Take responsibility-as you accept things as they are, take responsibility for your situation, including the things that you see as problems. Once you accomplish this, you can then recognize that in every problem, there is an opportunity for a solution!

3. Defenselessness-all this means is that you will not feel the need convince, nor persuade others to accept your point of view. By doing this, you will gain access to a tremendous amount of energy….significantly more than you would have gained when working to defend your point of view all the time (trust me, it works…being defensive was a great weakness of mine).

And that sexy people, concludes Law 4 of the seven spiritual laws of success. I hope that you all have been enjoying them thus far and please leave comments if you so feel inclined:)

I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Friday evening!! Til’ next time…..

-Me

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