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How to Apply the Law of Least Effort

How to Apply the Law of Least Effort

This is the principle of least action, of no resistance. This is, therefore, the principle of harmony and love. When we learn this lesson from nature, we easily fulfill our desires. In Vedic Science, the age-old philosophy of India, this principle is known as the principle of economy of effort, or “do less and accomplish more.”

Nature’s intelligence functions effortlessly, frictionlessly, spontaneously. It is non-linear; it is intuitive, holistic and nourishing.

Applying the Law of Least Effort

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 the moment.

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.

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 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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Adapted from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra (New World Library, 1994).

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Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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11:53PM PST on Jan 19, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:34AM PST on Jan 31, 2013


12:31PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

Thanks for this article.

1:58AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

When I am able to practise acceptance of, for example, someone's bad, loud behaviour, I have realised that whatever I say, will not give them self-respect. I noisy lout will remain a noisy lout ! Oh, and then I need to stop being judgemental.... As long as I don't get annoyed - that's all I'm aiming for at that point.

10:12AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Thank you . Trying to do less and achieve more

6:40AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

I agree..the hardest one is number three...

6:48AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

If we all did that our societies would be made up of conformists. A nice setting for a dictator to thrive.

3:07AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Thank you :))

2:11AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012


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