The Law of Least Effort. Acceptance. Responsibility. Defenselessness.
Acceptance. I practice acceptance. Today I accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I do not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are in this moment, not as I wish they were.
I’ve thought I’m pretty good at this. Every once in a while something will trip me up in the acceptance realm, but, generally speaking, I practice acceptance pretty well.
Responsibility. Having accepted things as they are, I take responsibility of army situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know 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, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.
No, I don’t have to take responsibility for everything, but if I’m going to see something as a problem, I don’t blame someone for it, I take responsibility and take the opportunity to solve the problem. This also means if I’m not willing to take responsibility to rectify a problem, I have no business complaining about it or blaming someone else for it. This is liberating and humbling. I catch myself violating responsibility far too often. I complain about things, but if someone says something to me, my thought is, “I don’t want to pursue this.” That’s a clue that I’m not willing to accept responsibility for something, and I need to shut up about it and focus on things I AM willing to accept responsibility for.
Defenselessness. Today my awareness remains established in Defenselessness. I relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view and am not rigidly attached to any one of them.
If I ever find myself getting upset about something, when I examine the situation, I realize I’ve forgotten to practice defenselessness.
Applying the Law of Least Effort means living each day with Acceptance, Responsibility, and Defenselessness.
When I do this, I’m in the flow. Things are effortless. I’m not fighting and feeling much more positive. I’m working on things I can affect. I’m not frustrated by things I have no control over. This is an important piece of the MKE.