WEEK 23 – Energy School
It makes sense, but we never really think about it, that it takes less energy to be successful, than to mire in failure. It is a simple concept but sometimes difficult to really understand and put it to use. It is known as, “The Law of Least Effort”.
Most of my life, I have felt like the laboratory rat that is racing in a spinner wheel and going nowhere. All that energy and effort that has been misguided and misused throughout my life is daunting.
Now, I am learning that it takes self-directed action to take charge of every situation and get it done properly, and effortlessly. In addition to this law, it is vital that no matter what I do, I must do my very best regardless of the results of the effort. Doing my best, energizes me, just knowing that I accomplished what I set out to do, and do it with total dedication.
There are so many examples of emulating someone who has accomplished great things in life that was either down on their luck or fighting through a physical or mental deficiency. Og Mandino is one o my ideals in this regards.
I have realized as I have aged, that it is never to late in life to take the , “Hero’s Journey”, and become the person I always thought I could be and fulfill my destiny. I now understand what I am learning in “Energy School” about the Law of Least Effort. I must master the three important concepts of this law, that of acceptance, responsibility and defenselessness.
In this very politically charged country we live in, it is easy to give an opinion on what is right and wrong and pushing my views on others. I have close friends that we are not talking or visiting with as much as we have because of these stupid opinions. Starting now, “I will accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur”.
“Having accepted things as they are, I will take responsibility for MY situation and for all those events I see as problems”. I will stop blaming others, and this will allow me to develop a creative response and give me an opportunity for a better outcome or change
The beauty of practicing, defenselessness, is that if I give no point of view, I will not have to defend any stance. “I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view”
What this will do is to free me up as the “observer“, and trust my instincts.