Joy. Balance. Accomplishment. Are you looking for these things in your life? Maybe you have joy, would you like more? I doubt anyone would turn me down if I asked them if they would like to feel more accomplished. What is the secret to obtaining these things? Why does it seem so easy for some people to obtain while others struggle to find even the slightest bit of joy or balance? Whether they are fully aware of it or not they are using the Natural Laws to their advantage, and you can too.
Here are 3 Natural Laws and how you can apply them.
Using Natural Laws to Take Your Life to the Next Level
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
– Thomas Merton
1. Joy: The Law of Polarity
One cannot appreciate the light without darkness.
This law states that everything has an opposite. Every bad has good, big has a small, light has dark. The law itself is simple, but the meaning is much deeper. Ask yourself, “Would I appreciate happiness if I never knew sadness?”. Joy is appreciating your health because you are not sick, it’s showing an employee recognition for the good they do instead of the bad, it’s finding light in the darkness.
Failure then is not the end, it’s just part of the process. Would you appreciate success if it was just handed to you? Go out and fail more, mess up more, get a little out of your comfort zone and experience the joy of accomplishment that follows.
Challenge: Write down or say one thing you appreciate every day and you will find more joy.
2. Balance: The Law of Rhythm
Go with the flow.
Based on the Law of Rhythm, all things have a natural cycle. The tide goes in, and the tide goes out; day is always followed by night. It is up to you to recognize the natural cycle of events and use them to your advantage. There will be good times and bad times. However, after every storm, the sun always comes out. The Law of Rhythm teaches us that no matter what we do there will always be positives and negatives to create a universal balance. We cannot take negatives personally, and if we set our expectations properly, we will learn to let go of the victim mentality and create a solution-oriented mindset when negative situations occur. Good and bad things will happen, it’s how we react to them that will make the difference.
Challenge: Next time something ‘bad’ happens, say to yourself, “It’s okay, bad things are bound to happen.” Then think of a solution and you will find more balance.
3. Accomplishment: The Law of Gestation
Good things take time.
All things have a natural incubation period and take time to manifest. Your ideas and goals are like mental seeds that you plant in your mind. Like seeds, they need your time and energy to grow. Stay focused on your goals and take comfort in knowing that your goals and ideas will manifest into physical form when time is right. It’s easy to get caught up in the technological world of instant gratification but understanding that good things require time and effort and great things require more time and effort will help you in letting go of frustrations while working towards accomplishing your goals.
Challenge: Write down your goals and then write down 3 action items of what you can do to accomplish your goals. When you start to apply those actions, you will find you accomplish more.