Practice The Law of Least Effort

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Yesterday I was explaining the Compassion Relays to someone and they said they did not want to blog about good deeds they did.  It’s  an ego driven “pat on the back”.  I agree. For me, it’s is better to do something good and then let go of the outcome.  You will not read about what the good deeds I have done in my blog posts.  I need to practice letting go.  Instead I will suggest ways to help others (randomly or anonymously) as an exercise in freeing ourselves of the ego.  This will help me  to think about “what I can do to help others” not “what can I get for myself’. Happiness comes from within.

I practice  The Law of Least Effort to help me let go and get out of “ego”.  Deepak Chopra and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing describes the The Law of Least Effort as, ” 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”.

I will put the Law of Least Effort into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps::

  1. I will practice acceptance.
    • Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.
  2. Having accepted things as they are, I will take responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems.
    • I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself.) I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.
  3. Today my awareness will remain established in Defenselessness.
      • I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to any one of them.


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