So, what’s the path of least resistance?
Simply said, it’s a way of living that contains more flow and ease, and, you guessed it, less resistance. This means, less upstream, less struggle, less feeling blocked which, ultimately, all point toward a more enjoyable and less stressful life experience.
Here are some perspectives that I believe in to allow for more life flow:
Follow What Feels Good
Pay attention to what brings you joy, what lights you up, what speaks to your heart and follow it.
Participate in and surround yourself with what feels you up. Spend time with people who make you feel good. Create environments where you live, work or spend time that cultivate good vibes and inspiration. Do your best to sign up for and hang around people and places that promote positive feelings.
Let the Doing Take Care of Itself
Stop. Trying. To. Fix. It.
Who wants something that’s broken? Generally, nobody. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that in our emotional lives when something is not showing up or something has “gone wrong” in our perspective, we tend to naturally go into “fix it” mode. There are many different circumstances that can trigger us to step up and start taking action toward mending a situation. Perhaps someone is not acting as we would like, or we aren’t where we think we should be in life. These are thoughts that trigger us toward action and fixing because we’re wired to avoid being uncomfortable.
Establishing a more positive relationship with the discomfort of the unknown can reduce a lot of struggle and anxious feelings. An important perspective switch is accepting that discomfort is apart of the path and is necessary for us to evolve and grow in life. No discomfort; No growth. Remembering that when a situation causes discomfort, chances are that, it’s also creating an opportunity for us to grow and change for the better.
Sometimes trying to fix something is the exact action that creates resistance and blocks us from what we want. The more we tune into the organic ebb and flow of life and pay attention to what is working for a situation, the more we will handle our life circumstances with grace and ease. It can feel counter intuitive to back off and allow a situation to unfold. Although, often, backing off and letting go is the exact necessary action that an experience is calling for. Taking a step back and allowing also leads to less suffering.
Live choice by choice
Avoid looking too far into the future or dwelling on the past. Often when we’re focusing too far ahead toward the future, the symptom that we experience is anxiety. On the contrary, when we’re dwelling or stuck in the past the symptom that we experience is depression.
A solid reference point in order to find and maintain a healthy balance is to work toward enjoying the present moment, which is here now. Learning to truly value and BE in the moment is what opens the door to a more peaceful present moment and abundant future.
Live for today, live for what’s going on now. It’s here now where we can find more peace within. To go further, finding peace in the present moment is the exact ingredient that will naturally lead us toward what we want down the road….. with way more flow.
* The above image was taken by Shannon Bailey, San Diego Photographer.