The 4th law in Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is “The Law of Least Effort.” This law is based in Nature’s intelligence, the principal of harmony and cooperation unfolding with ease and little struggle.
When we combine this law with Chopra’s 5th – “The Law of Intention and Desire” – we begin to participate in the adventure of revealing, living and sharing our gifts and talents, some expected, others not.
The tricky part, though, is developing our gifts and talents (law of least effort) in the direction of our objectives, goals and milestones (law of intention and desire).
If we keep our intentions broad with the purpose of service, the Universe sets in motion the components harmonizing with our gifts and talents, giving us opportunities to fulfill our desires. When our intentions are narrow and specific, we do ourselves a disservice by eliminating the bigger possibilities the Universe can create.
Our guidance, then, is to remember Chopra’s 6th Law: “Detachment.” Detachment tells us anything we desire can be ours if we relinquish our attachment to the result. Detachment is the ultimate power of believing in ourselves.
Resisting the temptation to judge, label or criticize our own gifts or those of others, helps us to relax into the adventure of self-discovery, surprise, wonder and celebration.
We all bring gifts to the party. Then we all open them up – and we all play.