The Law of Least Effort

The path to fulfillment doesnít need to be so difficult! Try these three liberating steps to a happier and more abundant life by taking the path of least effort:

1. Accept people, circumstances, and events as they are in this moment. When confronted with any challenge, remind yourself, “This moment is as it should be,” because the entire universe is as it should be.

2. Take responsibility for your situation without blaming anything or anyone, including yourself. Every problem is an opportunity to take this moment and transform it into greater benefit.

3. Be un-defended. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view. In defenselessness, you remain open to all points of view, not rigidly attached to one of them.

Adapted from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra (Amber-Allen Publishing, abridged edition, 2007).


Lynn D.
Lynn D5 years ago

Makes sense, thanks!

Sarah M.
Sarah M5 years ago

Thank you.

Jessica Crane
Jessica Crane5 years ago

Thanks :)

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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Alicia N.
Alicia N5 years ago

whowwww ........ kudos to you Deepak.
Simple way is the better way, saves you headaches- THANKS!

heather g.
heather g5 years ago

No where in this excerpt was Deepak referring to the entire universe being as it should be. (that's why he uses the word 'moment').
I believe he refers to one's immediate surroundings, when something is bothering you; Somethings you would do differently; something is not proceeding fast enough, etc. I see it as taking a deep breath and saying to oneself “This moment is as it should be,”

Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago


Valerie Hammett
Valerie Hammett5 years ago

do not resist go with the flow of things

Beth M.
Beth M5 years ago

...its hard work..but effortless too...realising the hard work is effortless transends the towards the the point of one is effortless being..the place where all things merge into everything and nothing..(still a duality)..smiles..what a paradox...x