Let Go Of the Effort to Make It Happen

Posted on by Sen.

As a human race, for long, we have always applauded the traits of grit, determination, effort, hard work, will power, discipline and struggle. These traits go hand in hand with the adage “No pain, No gain”. It’s very common for people to preach the values of hard work especially to kids, thus programming their minds to hook on to this “idea” that anything worth while in life can only be achieved through tremendous hard work and effort. This “programming” is the very reason why a lot of minds feel terrible guilt about relaxing unless it’s “vacation time”.

This programming of valuing “hard work” has become so ingrained in most of our minds that anyone who challenges this conditioning is usually looked upon as someone who is being “impractical”, “dreamer” or “fantasy” oriented. When you are living a life oriented towards effort and hard work, you know in your heart that this not how life is supposed to be – but you carry on because you see no other option. May be not everyone is ready to let go of this age old conditioning of aligning with will-power and hard work, but anyone who really understands the science of creation would know that “effort” is always against life’s movement of creation, and that’s the only reason why it feels like effort. When you let go of “your” personal will/effort to make it happen, you are in a place to allow life to orchestrate the events to make it happen for you in the most effortless manner.

Effortless creation is the new way of living

The transformation of consciousness, that takes place after waking up to your truth, inherently starts rooting you in a place of ease and effortlessness. If you are in the grip of struggle, it just means that you are still in the grip of certain “fears” in your mind that you are not yet willing to give up. All struggle, effort and hard work, arise from a place of lack and fear. By “hard work” I simply mean any action that does not feel like “joy” to your being. If you are enjoying what you are doing, it will never feel like “hard work” to you.

A lot of people talk about how it’s not possible/practical to make money just by doing what you enjoy, but ask yourself if it’s really possible to get to a place of joy by doing something that is not joyful to you? That’s not how creation works. Joy always attracts abundance of every form be it money, relationships or health. Hard work, effort and struggle (anything unjoyful) attracts more of it, so even when you make money through hard work you will still find yourself attracting more struggles with it. You just need to look around you, at humans who are struggling, (or may be at your own life) to know the validity to this truth.

When you are not joyful in the present, it’s not possible to manifest joy in the future – it has to start in the present. It’s not possible for you to experience true abundance when your daily life is focused on hard work and effort. Every moment of your life that you don’t “enjoy” is a moment that goes wasted, and it also creates resistance in you to your life’s movement. So if you desire a life of joy and ease, you need to align with it in your present life instead of “waiting” for it to arrive somehow in the future.

Effort is not how manifestation unfolds

All notions of effort come from the human mind that has been programmed since childhood in the belief in hard work and grit. But once you start understanding the physics of life’s movement, you will know that the very reason an action feels like “effort” is because you are expending energy to go against life’s movement at that moment. Anyone who understands basic physics would know that effort is only needed to oppose a “force” in the opposite direction. So when you are involved in an activity which feels like an effort to you, guess which force you are opposing? – The force of your life’s movement towards your desires.

This is a radically different perspective to what the mind has been used to so long and hence it meets a lot of resistance in the mind. A lot of people might even feel challenged by the very notion of aligning with “effortlessness”. But there is already a lot of evidence across history of the most amazing discoveries and inventions being made by humans who were aligned with their ease and joy. All the inventions that came from a place of struggle, and hard work, have only been counter-productive to humanity in the long run. The best master-pieces come from artists who create in moments of inspiration, with absolute ease of action. Artists who make art using tools of hard work and discipline may still sell their art but it may not have the quality and essence that is present in an art created by someone who manifested it in a space of effortless inspired action.

Allow life’s movement to manifest the reality for you

This is not a philosophical statement, neither is this a spiritual statement, this is a very scientific statement, rooted in actual “physics” of energy movement. Life’s movement is a movement of energy, and it’s instigated from the energy of your desire. Your desire is basically a thought of “creation”, and like all thoughts it has the power to attract onto itself when it’s given attention. The good news is that the very energy of life is focused (giving attention) on your desire because its vibration is “pure positive”. The energy of life is not focused on negative thoughts because it does not match the vibration of “pure positive”, the only source that is focused on negative thoughts is the “human mind” (or the brain in general).

Since life is focused on every pure positive thought that arises from human consciousness, every desire in you is in the focus of life. And this focus creates an “attraction”, whereby the desire (the thought) attracts onto itself and thus condenses into a physical reality. All you need to do is let yourself be pulled in by this force of attraction created by your desires. To be pulled in by this force you need to stop struggling against it, by letting go of any actions that feel “unjoyful” or effortful to your being. The more you stay focused on undertaking joyful action and relaxing, the more it’s an indication that you are going with the pull of your desires. Joy is felt when there is no “resistance” to the pull of your life (created by your desires).

A lot of people may not really understand the “technicalities” of how a creation unfolds in life, and it may require more words to convey the whole process more clearly. However, it’s easy to see that whenever you do something that is not joyful/peaceful, it feels like you are pulling against something – it’s important that you ask yourself what is this force that you are pulling against? Because it’s a real force and it’s very present every moment. I am simply pointing you to the truth that this force is your life’s movement created by your desires, and by opposing it you are resisting your own well-being and abundance. When you let go of your struggle, you will always be pulled in by this strong pull of your life’s movement, which will allow the quick manifestation of your desired realities.

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  1. Seva

    This is amazing realization Sen. I feel like I have been living pure unaligned ego centered living all my life and am only now waking up to the beautiful possibility of life that softly inside in the quiet of my soul I have always known to be there.

  2. Duong

    Great, Sen. I could not find a better post than this. This is all I need because I used to be pushed in mind the kind of perceptions like “hard-working” and “effort”. Now I have realized that the ideas are too dangerous to human minds. I have seen a definitely new style of living which requires no effort, no hardworking and still able to manifest desired realities. This style of living is incredible. Everyone should be aware of this and follow this.

  3. Ramjagat

    Sen, I am a student doing chartered accountancy course, I used to put lot of efforts in studying and sometime feel very strained.
    Is my joyless efforts in studying making resistance of manifesting desired reality i.e passing C.A examinations.

    1. Sen Post author

      What’s needed is to drop the attitude of struggle and strain, allow yourself to enjoy the process of preparation – if your aptitude, skill set and natural ability is along the lines of being a CA, you should be able to find a lot of joy in the preparation for it, you should enjoy learning this material, finding answers to your natural curiosity about this line of work. If you are straining yourself purely out of fear, you may want to let go of it and bring in an attitude of a more joy involved preparation, on the other hand if you sense that you don’t really have any interest in this line of work but are doing it more for other reasons like – status, recognition, approval or outside influence – you may want to reconsider your career option.

  4. Jenny

    Great post Sen, and so very simply yet wonderfully told. You have this ability of pointing out what then feels very obvious in hindsight. I notice that I’m sensing the effort of trying to manifest my acting career ebbing away. Even though there is no evidence present now to validate this, there is a wonderful sense of well-being and life orchestrating the events necessary to bring about the opportunities that propel me forwards. My mind, having been focused so long on struggle and effort, has moments of angst about not ‘doing’ enough, not ‘stressing’ enough, worried that I have abandoned this desire, yet when I allow it its idiosyncrasies, the feeling of well-being pervades. What astonishes me is that there is no physical evidence that anything has changed – there is only a profound feeling, or understanding, or knowing….not sure how to put it…of allowing the true, natural expression of this desire to come through, without needing to prove something to myself or anyone else. I guess this is what is meant by getting out of your own way, huh?

  5. A.

    I want to get into the postgrad school of my choice to further my undergrad economics degree. I spent a long time preparing, I love the subject and don’t see myself doing anything else but using this knowledge to contribute to the world. Like you, I completely believe in loving what one does, and I love this course- I could be a student of economics all my life and wouldn’t mind in the slightest. Apart from mental work, I did everything in my knowledge from the soul and heart too, to manifest this desire, but I didn’t make it to that school. Why didn’t I make it?

    1. Sen Post author

      A, your love is for economics, and that’s what your focus should be on – why do you need to be specific about the school you end up in? it’s much more aligned if you let your life-stream decide (from its intelligence) what’s the best school/opportunity for you to find that right environment to hone/grow in your expression. Your mind cannot know the specifics of how it can bring about an aligned expression of its talents, if you think that you can only express your love for economics by studying in this specific postgrad school (which you call your choice) then it’s just a narrow perspective and if you didn’t make it there it’s a good indication that it’s not really aligned with you. It’s not a failure just a clarity, it’s just that you are forcing yourself to think that this school was the best for you, which may not be the case at all. If you sense that you feel a deep love for the subject of economics, then just stay true to this love and be rest-assured that the “details” of how you express this passion/interest in you to the best of your ability, and to the best possible contribution to this world, will be taken care of by your life-stream – develop a sense of humility where you acknowledge that you can’t know about the specifics because you don’t have the bigger picture that your life-stream has, just trust it. Don’t sit feeling like failure for not making it to a certain school, rather just be in a state of anticipation towards what opportunities have been lined for you in the future – if life has given you a talent it also has the intelligence to bring forth the best expression of this talent, it’s just that the mind keeps sulking based on too many false conclusions based on its narrow outlook on “how things should be” rather than allowing your life-stream to create the right situation.

  6. Dip


    I have a comment Sen…..soon after reading a life-changing article…we tend to discuss our “cases” with the author…

    why cant we wait and apply the thought and see the results our self?

    Does the author need to solve all our problems?

    Is it not again an “effort” ?

    1. Sen Post author

      Dip, the mind does look for further clarifications until it feels that it has a clearer understanding. But eventually it’s about reaching a place where one can just allow the mind its questions without trying to assure it with answers, some questions will get answered in this place of allowing while others will simply dissolve. If one keeps getting hooked everytime the mind throws up a question, one can’t start feeling a space of freedom from the mind’s pull.

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