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Effortless or easy?
This post is about living an effortless life where things “magically” fall into place. Except there is no magic. It’s effort. Strategic effort.
Strategic effort is the path to an effortless life.
But there is a difference between effortless and easy.
The easy life is where we live in our comfort zone, allow things to keep going on the way they are, bending over when life pushes us. This life looks easy, but it requires a lot of effort just to stay afloat.
Then people go in the opposite direction. You start fighting life because you realize that your comfort zone is actually very uncomfortable. And then life becomes (more) difficult. You think if you just try hard enough, if you force, push, and just keep persisting, you will get what you want. You will stop suffering. You will be free.
That approach usually doesn’t work.
There is a middle way: the effortless life. Getting there requires effort but not in the way you may think of effort. It is not about trying harder or being disciplined, or doing things compulsively. It is where you get aligned with life. You drop the ideas that are opposing the flow of life, you let go the beliefs that are incoherent with reality, and you resist the pull of the easy comfort zone.
This is when you enter what feels and looks like a magical path — the effortless life where things just keep falling in place.
Just remember, effortless is not easy. It's where you flow effortlessly with life and make the effort you need to keep aligned and keep the flow going.
It’s possible that you think life is against you when your efforts lead to failure or you don’t get the results you expected.
In these moments it is important to remember that:
Life is not against you.
You are against life.
Make effort to stop opposing life.
See how effortless life becomes.
You are essentially taught to suffer through life because you put your effort in controlling that which is out of your control.
When you allow life to unfold and learn to shape the things that are in your control then life becomes a magical adventure.
That life is real. It is accessible. It is available to YOU in this life.
You can make your way to an effortless life.
When you don’t know what that looks like, get help. I had to learn how to get out of my own way. So have most other people who live an effortless life. Those on the other side are here to teach how to shift into the flow.
Most people think being good will give them what they want. You make being good a transaction. You expect a result. Or you transform yourself expecting the results to come in the way you expect. All of this keeps you stuck. The key is to let go the expectation of how your desires will come to you.
The key is to lose the entitlement of what life is supposed to give you and how it is supposed to be.
When you get to the effortless life, you stop thinking in terms of easy and difficult. You stop looking for the easy way out. You let go the expectations and neediness from life. You do what you need to do to keep flowing effortlessly. And you just watch life do it’s thing while you do your thing — that’s where magic happens.
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