The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Deepak Chopra

(My note: This passage of the book is translated by me from the original Czech version, so there might be some mistakes. The page may not match the original either).

Application of the Least Effort Act, page 62

“Apply  the law of least effort in practical life by committing to take the following steps:

1. I will practice accepting. Today, I accept people, situations, conditions and everything that happens, as they are. I will be aware that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not fight the whole universe by rising to the present moment. My acceptance is complete and perfect. I accept things as they are at the moment, not as I would like them to be.

2. By accepting things as they are, I take responsibility for my situation and for all the events that seems to me to be a problem. I am aware that accepting responsibility means not blaming anyone and anything for the situation (not even myself). I am also aware that every problem is a hidden opportunity and that only my vigilant attention to these opportunities will allow me to use the moment and turn it into something useful.

3. My consciousness today will remain in the state of renunciation of defense. I will give up the need to defend and defend my views. I will feel no need to persuade others to accept my views. I will remain open to all opinions and I will not rigidly insist on just one.”