“The third component of Chopra’s ‘Law of Least Effort’ is defenselessness, which means that your awareness is established in defenselessness, and you have relinquished the need to convince or persuade others of your point of view. If you observe people around you, you’ll see that they spend ninety-nine percent of their time defending their points of view.
When you become defensive, blame others, and do not accept and surrender to the moment, your life meets resistance. Any time you encounter resistance, recognize that if you force the situation, the resistance will only increase. You don’t want to stand rigid like a tall oak that cracks and collapses in the storm. Instead, you want to be flexible, like a reed that bends with the storm and survives.
If you do this consistently — if you stop fighting and resisting — you will fully experience the present, which is a gift. Someone once told me, ‘The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called ‘the present.’ ”
The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success, Deepak Chopra, p.60-61.