Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 6: Acceptance and Effortlessly Living

Thoughts for the Day:
An integral being knows withough going, sees without looking and accomplishes without doing.
-Lao Tzu
There are three components to the Law of Least Effort -- three things you can do to put this principle of "do less and accomplish more" into action. The first component is acceptance. Acceptance simply means that you make a commitment: "Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur." This means I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. This moment -- the one you're experiencing right now -- is the culmination of all the moments you have experienced in the past. This moment is as it is because the entire universe is as it is.
- Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

What does it mean to effortlessly exist and live? Last year a dear friend of mine gave me this chapter from Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success titled The Law of Least Effort.  I confess that the idea of least effort through me into a moment of confusion and resistance.  I thought to myself: "Least effort?? I cannot just sit back and let things will come to me!  I have to control them!  What if they don't come?"

However the concept of doing less and effortlessly living is not so much about "not doing anything", but rather is more about:
A) Living in the Present - dealing with one moment at a time and being your best during it
B) Having Faith to know that you are protected and supported and that all situations and matters will resolve themselves perfectly when you apply and practice FAITH!
c) ACCEPTANCE - accepting where you are at every moment.  When you accept something, it means you take it as it is and pass no judgement onto it - no need to question or to begin to go into panic, but practice faith to know that you are equipped to go through it and learn from it.

Accept exactly where you are in your life today and LOVE the every moment.  My pastor, Dr. Dollar, this weekend said something very moving - "Learn to be anointed right where you are".  You're blessed right at this moment, and you have already manifested all you are working on as soon as you decided to commit to change and spoke your affirmations out loud, you manifested!

Enjoy the NOW.  Give thanks for every manifestation that ever occurs (regardless of where it falls in time)!

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