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.

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


Elisa F.
Elisa F4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Lynn D.
Lynn D5 years ago


Carole Cherne
Carole Cherne5 years ago

Thanks for this article.

heather g.
heather g5 years ago

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.

Lucie G.
Lucie G5 years ago

Thank you . Trying to do less and achieve more

Arlene M. Baladi

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

Galia P.
Galia P5 years ago

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

Harshiita Sharma
Harshita Sharma5 years ago

Thank you :))

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