Our MKMMA course is nearly complete. Reflecting on the material covered over the last six months I realize how astounding this journey has been. It’s really just the beginning of applying new healthy habits that will allow us to be the observer of our world and ourselves in it. Being at attention everyday and at every moment, if possible, is one of the most powerful keys to understanding yourself, your relationships and why you are where you are in your life’s journey. If you can understand and accept this, then you have the power to create your life’s future. We have the power to be and do whatever we desire. But we have to apply the law of least effort to accomplish that which we desire otherwise we waste a lot of energy and get confused about what we want and where we want to go.
There are three parts to the Law of Least Effort.
Acceptance – Accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur. Know that this moment is as it should be because the whole Universe is as it should be.
Responsibility – Take responsibility for your situation and for all events you see as problems. Taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation. Not even yourself. Realize that every problem is an opportunity to transform it into a benefit. When you accept things as they are and pay attention you will be able to see the good in anything.
Defenselessness – This doesn’t mean to submit to abuse or think of an excuse for not taking responsibility. It means that by accepting everything as it is you will not need to defend your opinion or point of view with anyone. By being open to the opinions of others you are in a position to allow your subconscious to choose that which is beneficial to you.
My little dog, Roy, is a good example of applying the Law of Least Effort. Like all dogs, he lives his life according to whatever is happening in his world at the moment. If he is hungry he comes and sits by my chair, staring at me and maybe whining a little. If I don’t respond right away he goes away and comes back a little later and does it all over again until he gets some food. He doesn’t bite my leg or tear up something because I haven’t done what he wanted right away.
Recently, he had to be hospitalized to remove an ornament hook from his stomach. He couldn’t resist the little teddy bear with the plastic candy cane on the Christmas tree. He ate it, hook and all. Visiting him after surgery at the doggie hospital I expected him to whine to go home or at least cling to me. Not the case. With an IV in one leg and shaved belly with stitches he wanted to greet every person and animal that entered the lobby as well as all the staff. Nothing seems to ever bother him. He accepts things as they are and doesn’t insist on his opinion. I’m not sure about his accepting responsibility for his situation, I wish he was the one paying the vet bill, but he is not complaining about where he is or how he got there.
I think the Law of Least Effort is so power inducing. It frees us of stress and emotional roller-coasters. When you apply this law you can’t help but have a positive outlook on life. When you radiate a positive outlook you are happy and everyone around you becomes happy too.