The Law of Least Resistance

Take the path of Least Resistance

“Accept people, situations and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view”. – Deepak Chopra

Are you living the optimal life? How are your energy levels? Do you operate at a high level of energy every day? One of the best ways to increase your energy is to practice the Law of Least Resistance.

You do not have to live a life of perpetual defeat, anxiety and poverty. By simply understanding the Law of Least Resistance and how it impacts your everyday life. You will be able to attract more positive and empowering situations, people and material things into your life.

It’s Evident in Nature

The Law of Least Resistance is evident all throughout nature; you will never see a tree, a flower or anything in nature, struggling to grow. It simply grows. It’s doing what it was designed to do, and with the least amount of effort. It uses energy in the most efficient way, by allowing life to take it where it should go.

Have you ever found yourself resisting something that you don’t want in your life, for example poverty, sickness, pain, weight-gain etc? Your conscious mind knows the difference between a negative instruction and a positive one – but, your unconscious mind cannot tell the difference.

Unconscious Resistance

Most people activate the Law of Resistance without being consciously aware of it. When we persistently focus on something, we are in effect, ‘attracting’ it towards us. It is through our thoughts, and our beliefs that we invite situations, experiences, people, and material things into our lives.

Some people experience unhappiness, anxiety and fear in their lives because they ‘resist’ unhappiness, anxiety and fear. If you are continuously thinking ‘I don’t want to be unhappy’, ‘I don’t want to be anxious’, or ‘I mustn’t be fearful’ then, the words ‘unhappy’, ‘anxiety’ and ‘fear’ filter constantly into your unconscious mind…making it so.

‘Don’t’, ‘can’t’, ‘won’t’ and ‘not’ are words which activate the Law of Resistance. Some examples of thinking this way may be, ‘I don’t want to be poor’ brings about poverty; or the thought ‘I can’t do the job’ creates fear of failure, and so on. On the positive side, thinking such as ‘I am wealthy’; ‘I am able to do anything’; ‘I am healthy and successful’, attract that positive energy towards you.

Make it a habit to no longer resist sickness, poverty or failure. Rather embrace and attract health, wealth and success. So, rather than resist the negative, learn to embrace the positive, this is the Law of Least Resistance.

Mark Csabai

Mark Csabai is an NLP Life Coach in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He works with clients in and around the Free State to help them achieve more, manage stress, build self-worth, increase confidence, overcome fears and help maintain a better life-balance.