Is it your first instinct to try and control the situation when things don’t go your way? How about finding it nerve-wracking when you don’t know where the path is leading?
At these times, it may seem like the best thing to do is to hit the panic button to try and get everything in order.
It’s true – life doesn’t always go the way we plan.
I remember that day when I found myself with my business crashing down. I had fought hard and long to keep it going, to no avail. With not much strength left, I had no choice but to let go.
This meant letting go of my ideals, plans and timing. Letting go of what I thought would be the perfect ending.
Letting go creates the space for fresh and new possibilities to emerge.
If you’re fighting to swim upstream without any success, tap into the flow of life instead.
Here’s a video about just that:
Law of Least Effort
Serenity while sitting surrounded by nature. Have you ever felt that?
I’ve always wondered why Nature seems to embody effortless ease. Peaceful and simple.
Rivers flow towards the ocean or the sea. A seed grows one day at a time, until it is the mighty oak. A rainbow appears just after the rain.
The Law of Least Effort is one of nature’s most basic principles.
It is the spiritual law of life.
And, as Deepak Chopra explains, “It’s the principle of least action, of no resistance.”
Nature simply is. It doesn’t try to resist life but allows itself to be transformed by it. It does so because it has utter faith in the flow of life.
The flow moves it in the right direction, so much so that it doesn’t have to put in much effort.
When you tap into this flow, you begin to live in harmony with nature.
Instead of trying to find the missing puzzle pieces, you can let them fall into place.
Let the right path present itself to you, instead of trying to chase it. Sometimes, all it takes is for you to take a deep breath and let go.
Having trouble at work or faced with a big life decision?
Instead of struggling and swimming upstream, why not try taking a step back?
Create the space for a fresh perspective and new possibilities to arise.
Let go of control and tap into the serenity that already lies within you.
Let this state of being lead the way.
Lean back into the knowledge of who you really are and let life present itself to you.
You might just see that you never really had control in the first place.
I leave you with the Serenity Prayer.
When you feel like you need a bit of reassurance, find a quiet spot and let go of your fears as you say:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr