“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
The Spiritual Law of Least Effort tells us that we can do less and accomplish more, an idea that seems at odds with what many of us have been taught throughout our lives. We’ve been told that success is the result of hard work, struggle, and sacrifice. Today we will tap into the ever present flow of natural ease that is available within, as we plant the seeds to live our destiny each and every day.
The universe has infinite organizing power, and as conscious beings, we have ready access to this realm simply by spending time in stillness and silence. The same consciousness that orchestrates the myriad rhythms of the whole world dwells within each of us. As we cultivate present moment awareness and remain open to the many opportunities life offers, we open to the power within us to realize all our dreams with effortless ease.
Our centering thought for today is:
“Abundance flows easily and freely to me.”
Our Sanskrit mantra for today is:
“Sat Chit Ananda.” Existence, consciousness, bliss.
Today, make the decision to practice defenselessness. Each time you find yourself involved in a discussion in which you feel compelled to take one side over another or express your opinion in order to sway that of another person, instead, gently let go of the need to defend your point of view. Make a commitment to follow the path of no resistance in other ways throughout your day. Witness how effortlessly your day unfolds as you practice letting go and accept things just as they are.
Success isn’t just about long ours, struggle, and sacrifice.
Sometimes it is just about effortlessness, grace, and confidence. Divine order life unfolds like that: without effort. With grace and ease.
Ask yourself, “how do I feel?” Embrace the flow of divine order by responding to your intentions and beliefs. As you do so, your life will begin to shift, as you let go of the things that limit you, and open to the things that set you free.
Deepak calls this co-creating with our heart’s desire.
“The path of following your joy and heart’s desire is guided by with least effort. Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease. Nature offers us examples: a rose doesn’t struggle to blossom, it simply unfolds without effort and grace. Birds don’t make great effort to fly, they just fly. It is the nature of the sun to shine, and stars to sparkle. It is human nature for our dreams to manifest in a physical form. It is human nature to have our desire. Life doesn’t have to be a struggle. Perhaps you inherited the thought that to be comfortable is out of your reach. As an adult you may believe in “no pain, no gain;” and you may sacrifice time with your family and neglect your health in order to push forward.”
Deepak teaches us to stop comparing ourselves from a place of lack or scarcity, because this only leads us to burn out disconnected from our truest joy.
Today, take the steps towards shifting these perspectives.
You don;t have to struggle. Being comfortable is not out of reach. The idea of “no pain, no gain” leads to nothing but dis-ease and suffering. You do not have to sacrifice valuable time with your friends or family, nor do you have to neglect your own health to succeed.
True success is doing just that: not struggling, being comfortable, spending time with your loved ones, and taking care of your Self and your desires.
“Forced effort is painful and limits success because it is based on the egos insecurities. Our true Self knows it is always connected to an infinite universe and does not like being cut off nor neglected. Our true Self doesn’t push, it acknowledges that it is already in alignment. Being inspired by this kind of love allows us to accomplish more by doing less. In every moment you have a choice to use your attention and intention. If you focus on love, compassion, joy, appreciation, and peace; those will expand in your own experience. You will live in the flow of grace and ease with the creative power of the universe.”
How can you begin to shift your perspective in this way?
Can you see the deep wisdom in this philosophy? Have you ever seen those people, and you know what people I am talking about? The people that walk around with a permanent smile on their faces, whimsically going from one thing to the next with utter joy and happiness in their heart. Do you want to know their secret? Embracing their desires, dreams, and hearts with confidence.