Let’s keep it real.
With massive changes taking place around the world it’s important you understand how to truly look after yourself. And in order to do that, it requires a deeper understanding of who you are.
What’s helped me recently is diving into universal principles that impact every aspect of life. So let’s look at the ‘Law of Least Resistance’, because it makes life smoother for all of us.
Many of us have been taught that life is a battle, a constant series of obstacles and we must push through resistance, to grind out our lives, confront challenges, maybe even fight – and essentially this creates more tension, more headaches, more fights. Life is full of challenges and obstacles, that’s part of growth and life on this planet. However, it’s your daily mental approach to such challenges whether you have great days or bad ones – and life is a string of days, accumulating in scarcity or abundance, disease or ease.
You see, you live in a very orderly universe. Spring, summer, autumn, winter, systematically fusing in the dance of life. Ocean currents, high tides, low tides, all in perfect order. The movement of planets and our daily 24 hour cycle, all flowing in rhythm. You, as a human being, are a part of this incredible flow. You were designed to benefit from the rhythm of life and enjoy the benefits that come with peace of mind.
However, we can often be resistant and create tension in our own lives. In other words, we get caught up in the problem or the person presenting as the problem. We react to challenge them, aggravate them, stir them up. This wastes valuable time and energy by creating friction and disharmony within and around us. When obstacles appear (as they will), notice the challenge, observe what you are saying to yourself, and find ways to get around the challenge while remaining in harmony with yourself. You may need to take a few breaths, you may need to take a time out – that’s OK – just find the least amount of resistance so that order remains in your mind. Remember, a chaotic mind leads to disorder and disharmony, which is in opposition to the law of life.
The more resistance you put up – the more will come back to you. It may be excessive frustration, perhaps physical ailments, it could be poor relationships, you don’t want that. Use the law of least resistance to maintain good mental order so you can naturally flourish on this planet. Drop the mental attitude that life is tough, life is a battle, that person is always blah blah blah… Move around the obstacles and find strength through kindness in your everyday challenges. Aim to find the good in the obstacles and keep focused on maintaining your peace of mind.
Yes, I’ll freely admit this is a challenge – yet you will be forever challenged as you grow with life. Whether you realize it or not, you’re part of the natural world governed by universal principles. Put this powerful law of non-resistance to use, and you’ll become happier, healthier and wealthier.
Your Mind – Your Body – Your Life!
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You Stay Strong & Think Well
Hayden Rhodes is a high performance lifestyle coach based in Thailand with clientele worldwide.