Here’s an interesting thing on the Law of Least Effort…
Every wild, wonderful life-changing thing that has happened in my Life has come to me. I think of the shows I’ve gotten to direct that have changed my life, the relationships that formed me… All of them came in, like a blessing from the Divine. I did not seek them out, or “make them” happen. They came in, I welcomed them, and I kept showing up, even when it got challenging. I was even ready to release them if I had to. Sometimes Life asked me to let go, and then brought them back better than ever. But it has all been a deep lesson in Trust. As spiritual teacher Tosha Silver says, “When you make the Divine your Source, you move through life with an ease and lightness, with an open hand. You allow whatever wishes to come, come. And whatever wishes to go, go.”
Yes…ease and lightness…that’s where I intend to live.
And why the Law of Least Effort is so interesting to me now is because Natalie and I have watched our community C.R.E.A.T.E. (where we teach holistic tools to artists) grow to over 1,000 members in about a year. All of this happened “without trying.” Now yes, we show up every week, and yes, we prepare our talks, but the growth happened organically. Natalie and I laugh about the fact that anytime we have wanted to make growth happen, we can’t! Nothing moves. Every time we let go and let growth happen on its own…it’s magic.
So, you can see why I’m like, “Kristin, maybe apply this to every aspect of your life. Let go fully. Allow the way of Life’s wisdom to dictate your steps.”
Updates in my experiment: I slept 10 hours last night, and I also got an email that I have a large chunk of money coming to me. Just noticing!
And I keep asking myself and my body and the Divine, “What is the next step you want to take? Where does my Joy, my Spirit, want to lead me?”
In my research on not trying, I found this great article by Edward Slingerland, and in it he talks about living life the way Michael Caine talks about acting… spontaneously. It quotes Charlie Parker when he said, “Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you.”
Here’s the entire article here if you want to check it out:
So, that’s what I’m practicing…being in the flow…being in the Joy…and letting Life play me.
Lastly, I found this mantra for the Law of Least Effort: Om Daksham Namah. It means: my actions achieve maximal benefit with minimal effort.
Yes, I will totally sign up for that!!
Exercise for Day 3:
Play around with the chant Om Daksham Namah… and really play around with it! Be silly! Sing it! Dance it! Any time you think you need to get into hurry or rushing, use your new song & dance!!!
PS: You are very cute! Just, FYI… I’ve always thought so 🙂