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I was one of those women. You know, the type that believed that to get what you want in life, you have to work hard. Whenever I got something that seemed “too easy” or “too good to be true” I was always suspicious. Sometimes I would even intentionally find a way to look for flaws just to prove that “nothing good comes easy.”
Let’s just say I did everything I possibly could to make my life harder. It wasn’t until I started to go through my divorce and was in the darkest part of my life that I asked myself, “Is it possible to have an easy life?” I remember crying and thinking, “Why does my life have to be so hard?”
Once I asked that question, something amazing happened. I heard a voice say, “Let go, surrender, and allow.” I was not sure what it meant, but I decided to sit in stillness and follow what felt like peace. I stopped working so hard, I stopped trying too hard, and I took a break and began to let people help me.
I stopped saying I was okay and started acknowledging that I was hurting. I started to let myself cry and let myself be okay with not knowing all the answers, not fixing all the problems, and not always trying to control the outcome. I started to focus my attention on simple things that made me feel a little better than the day before, such as sitting in the park, and meditating every day, and I stopped resisting the “easy wins.”
After a while, I begin to experience a series of unexplainable events. They were events that showed me that my life didn’t have to be so hard. They helped me realize that the only reason my life was difficult was that I was following the path of most resistance instead of the path of least resistance.
Following the path of least resistance means being open to allowing yourself to receive your heart’s desire with ease. It means following a path of peace and letting go of struggle and suffering. This path is about allowing yourself to follow your intuition on an unknown journey because it feels closer in alignment with your joy and your best version of yourself.
When you decide to live a life that brings you closer to feeling more peace and harmony, no matter what the outside world looks like, you are following the path of least resistance. A big part of this path is surrendering, releasing the need to control everything on the outside, and focusing on controlling your inner world.
When you let go of working so hard and start focusing on feeling good every day, the path to peace will begin to reveal itself. This is the path of least resistance.
Following the path of least resistance starts with a few simple steps.
Following the path starts with asking yourself how you want to feel every day. Take a few minutes to sit down and ask yourself, “How do I want to feel today?” Do you want to feel joy? Peace? Relief? Acceptance? Amusement? Delight? Grateful? Satisfied? Energetic? Write out the feeling words to help you understand how you want to feel.
Once you have decided how you want to feel, pick one step for getting you closer to that feeling. For example, if you say you want to feel more energetic, ask yourself, “What is one change I can make to give myself more energy?” This could be going to bed earlier at night by turning off your electronics at a certain time, eating more vegetables, or going to the doctor to see if you have a vitamin deficiency. The idea is to do one simple thing that allows you to get closer to that feeling state.
When you have started taking the steps needed to get you closer to that feeling state, check in with your emotions every so often. Write in your journal how the steps you are taking are making you feel. Write out if you are nervous or afraid, or if you still feel like you are on the right path. Reflect and question yourself to dig into your awareness.
Cleaning out the clutter is about making your life open to welcome in the path of least resistance. It’s important to both literally and figuratively clean up the clutter in your life. Be willing to clean up your living space and get rid of items that you don’t use. Look at your finances and see if you need to be better about budgeting or investing. Clean up your credit and pay off old debt, and end subscriptions that you no longer use.
Also, look at the people in your life and decide who can stay and who needs to leave. People that hold toxic energy make following the path very difficult because they keep you entrenched in chaotic situations. Be mindful of who is following the struggle path and start distancing yourself from them. Allowing yourself to let go of negative people does not make you a bad person, it just means that you have prioritized your mental and emotional health over their drama.
As you start allowing yourself to get in touch with the feeling states of ease, peace, and joy, and start clearing out the clutter, you will begin to have more space in your mind and more physical space in your life. Fill this space with like-minded, positive, peaceful people. These people will not be hard to find because they will be on the same path. They may be the people you meet in a new yoga class you start taking, a mediation center you started going to, or the people in a new art class you decided to take.
When you start doing things that make you smile and give you a sense of peace, you will meet people who are on similar journeys. When you start taking the path of least resistance, you will start to attract a different group of people- people that may not look like you or come from your specific background. Be willing to allow some new positive, easy energy into your life. Having a group of people that supports the new you will be crucial to living and enjoying the path of least resistance.
Most of us don’t take the path of least resistance because we have been trained to avoid anything that seems too easy. Most of us have been told that we can only get what we want in life by fighting for it or by enduring long periods of suffering. The truth is, when we allow ourselves to listen to our higher knowing and let that knowledge guide us to our natural state of peace, we are led down a path that is easier and makes us happier. This is the path of least resistance and it is the path that is closest to our natural state of being.
If you want to learn more about living a more peaceful, happier life, then get on my calendar to discuss where you are, where you want to be, and if working together is the next step to you getting there. Learn the steps I have taken to move towards a happier more abundant life.
Tiffiny has a B.A. in Psychology, and master’s degree in Public Health Education. She worked in consulting for over 16 years, as well as previously owning a fitness and health business. In her personal life, she used personal development, mindset and health strategies to go from being overworked in a demanding corporate career, emotionally drained in a toxic marriage, physically unhealthy, and depressed to becoming an award-winning figure level bodybuilding athlete and entrepreneur. As a women’s empowerment coach, she works to help women get clear on their goals, build confidence, increase self-esteem, take action on their deep desires and create a life they love