February 14, 2013

The Law of Least Effort is Love.

“Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease.”

~ Deepak Chopra


Love is the foundation for the Law of Least Effort.

Think about a world governed by love, a calm and peaceful place—now turn that thought inwards. Think about how your life could be if you let your heart be your guide—living for love, following a path carved out of love—and finding balance in the truth of it all.

Deepak Chopra, author of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yogasays that we can do less and accomplish more if we follow our hearts. When our actions are motivated by love, we find ourselves in greater harmony with nature.

It is this harmony that further connects us to the law of least effort.

Nature is effortless in its beauty.

Grass does not will itself to grow, it just grows. Leaves do not try to change, they just change. A river does not push itself to flow, it just flows.

In yoga, as in life we are constantly being faced with resistance. What if, rather than trying to force things, we allowed ourselves to breathe and surrender. Breathing into the resistance, surrendering the ego. Allowing ourselves to tap into our soul and find the love to guide us.

We might find ourselves stretching deeper, reaching further.

By doing this, we could free up energy that may otherwise have been trapped in conflict. We could open up to more creativity and personal growth; by letting go of our need to be someone and coming into a place of just being we are connecting to our true nature—harmonizing with the nature of love.

Here are the three things that Deepak suggests in order do less and accomplish more:

1. Practice acceptance: Accept your past choices and current situation; accept your surroundings and the people who fill them.

2. Take responsibility for the challenges you face: They are opportunities in disguise, places to learn and grow.

3. Establish awareness in defenselessness: Steer away from trying to defend your point of view or trying to convince others. It’s a waste of time and energy.

Today’s mantra: Om Daksham Namah.

My actions achieve maximal benefit with minimal effort.

“There is rhythm and balance in the natural world”. ~ Deepak Chopra

Join in. Love.


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Ed: Bryonie Wise

Photo: Guy Schmidt/Flickr

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