How can I open to effortless effort?
I tweeted my How can I… question of the day. I first learned about the concept of effortless effort at a meditation retreat during 2007. Now I was ready to integrate this idea like a mantra!
Following my tweet, I Googled effortless effort. I discovered a great article called The Effortless Effort by Maria Rodale on her website, Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen. There I learned that the term is Taoist and refers to aligning ourselves with our true nature. To ensure future contact, I ‘liked’ Maria on Facebook.
What a fun world we live in today. We can research a topic one minute and become friends with an author the next. Within moments, I connected with a like-minded individual… all through effortless effort.
With the help of my CalmUp® Journey, I set an intention for my day. Somehow I made it to work 10 minutes early and began writing this blog before starting my day job. Later, I accomplished the goals I set for the day… again, through effortless effort.
Tomorrow morning’s question:
How can I create a habit of effortless effort?
IT’S ABOUT YOU:
- What part(s) of your day would you seek to calm by integrating the notion of effortless effort?
- What topic of interest has been brewing for you? Where might some simple research lead you?
- Which concepts, similar to effortless effort, could you share with the CalmUp® community?
Author: Dr. Lorie Gose