I don’t know what you are going through today but this day was some hard day for me to pull off. So I decided to follow my own advice, “I always tell people every time you feel scared pick up a book and read. Escape your reality and build a new mental picture”.
I did just that and picked up Deepak Chopra’s book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and I found some really helpful information.
In this book Deepak says Human beings are survival creatures, whether they are poor or rich, somehow they will all be able to meet their basic needs within their price range.
Here is exactly what Deepak said;
Grass doesn’t try hard to grow, it just grows. Fish don’t try so hard to swim when thrown in water, they just swim. Birds don’t try so hard to fly, they just fly. And it is human nature to survive therefore you can make all your dreams manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly. This is our intrinsic nature.
But half the time you find human beings trying to be who they already are. After reading the above statement I found myself guiltier of trying so hard to survive when I was made to survive. It sounds silly, doesn’t it?
Here is his theory;
Deepak says, when you think about an idea however faint it may be, the mind starts manifesting it effortlessly without you trying. This way when it comes to pass effortlessly you’ll call it a miracle but actually nature played up your manifestation because it was neither desperate nor full of fear.
But often times we try so hard to achieve what we were created to be. We try so hard, sometimes filled with fear and doubt to manifest our dreams into physical form yet our dreams were and are meant to be in physical form whether we try so hard to bring them into being or not.
He says that when you are in harmony with nature (present), when you are established in the knowledge of your true self, you can make use of the Law of Least Effort. Least effort is motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love. In nature what you seek is already seeking you.
When your actions are motivated by love, your energy multiplies and accumulates — and the surplus energy you gather and enjoy can be channeled to create anything that you want, including unlimited wealth.
But when you seek power and control over other people, you waste energy. When you seek money or power for the sake of the ego, you spend energy chasing the illusion of happiness instead of enjoying happiness in the moment.
When you seek money for personal gain only, you cut off the flow of energy to yourself, and interfere with the expression of nature’s intelligence. But when your actions are motivated by love, there is no waste of energy
There are three components to the Law of Least Effort — three things you can do to put this principle of “do less and accomplish more” into action.
The first component is acceptance. Acceptance simply means that you make a commitment: “Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur.” This means I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. This moment — the one you’re experiencing right now — is the culmination of all the moments you have experienced in the past.
This moment is as it is because the entire universe is as it is. When you struggle against this moment, you’re actually struggling against the entire universe. Instead, you can make the decision that today you will not struggle against the whole universe by not struggling against this moment. This means that your acceptance of this moment is total and complete. You accept things as they are, not as you wish they were in this moment.
This is important to understand. You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are. When you feel frustrated or upset by a person or a situation, remember that you are not reacting to the person or the situation, but to your feelings about the person or the situation.
These are your feelings, and your feelings are not someone else’s fault. When you recognize and understand this completely, you are ready to take responsibility for how you feel and to change it. And if you can accept things as they are, you are ready to take responsibility for your situation and for all the events you see as problems.
The second component is to take responsibility. Responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself. Having accepted this circumstance, this event, this problem, responsibility, it means the ability to have a creative response to the situation as it is now. All problems contain the seeds of opportunity, and this awareness allows you to take the moment and transform it to a better situation or thing.
Once you do this, every so-called upsetting situation will become an opportunity for the creation of something new and beautiful, and every so-called tormentor or tyrant will become your teacher.
And if you choose to interpret reality in this way, you will have many teachers around you, and many opportunities to evolve. Whenever confronted by a problem remind yourself, “This moment is as it should be.”
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
The third component of the Law of Least Effort is defenselessness: Which means that your awareness is established in defenselessness, and you have relinquished the need to convince or persuade others of your point of view. If you observe people around you, you’ll see that they spend ninety-nine percent of their time defending their points of view.
If you just relinquish the need to defend your point of view, you will in that relinquishment, gain access to enormous amounts of energy that have been previously wasted. When you become defensive, blame others, and do not accept and surrender to the moment, your life meets resistance.
Any time you encounter resistance, recognize that if you force the situation, the resistance will only increase. You don’t want to stand rigid like a tall oak that cracks and collapses in the face of a storm. Instead, you want to be flexible, like a reed that bends with the storm and survives.
Completely desist from defending your point of view. When you have no point to defend, you do not allow the birth of an argument. If you do this consistently — if you stop fighting and resisting — you will fully experience the present, which is a gift.
Someone once told me, “The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called ‘the present’.”
If you embrace the present and become one with it, and merge with it, you will experience a fire, a glow, a sparkle of ecstasy throbbing in every living sentient being.
As you begin to experience this exultation of spirit in everything that is alive, as you become intimate with it, joy will be born within you, and you will drop the terrible burdens and encumbrances of defensiveness, resentment, and hurtfulness.
Only then will you become light-hearted, carefree, joyous, and free. In this joyful, simple freedom, you will know without any doubt in your heart that what you want is available to you whenever you want it, because your want will be from the level of happiness, not from the level of anxiety or fear.
When you remain open to all points of view — not rigidly attached to only one — your dreams and desires will flow with nature’s desires. Then you can release your intentions, without attachment, and just wait for the appropriate season for your desires to blossom into reality. You can be sure that when the season is right, your desires will manifest.
Hope I have been of help.