6 Things That Make Life Effortless

Align your actions with the natural flow of existence

Thomas Oppong
5 min readMay 30


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In a fast-paced and demanding world, how do we navigate our daily responsibilities, challenges, and uncertainties gracefully and effortlessly?

How do we build a life where our actions flow naturally, success and fulfilment come effortlessly, and a sense of deep contentment replaces stress and struggle?

Is effortless living even attainable?

Let’s start by debunking a popular myth.

An effortless life requires a shift in our mindset and perception.

An effortless life does not imply a life free of challenges or difficulties. Life inevitably presents us with obstacles and hardships, but our response to them can be one of effortlessness.

Effortlessness in this context is not synonymous with laziness or apathy but with a harmonious alignment between your actions and the natural flow of existence.

It is a state of being where we operate from a place of deep understanding, balance, and acceptance of the world as it is.

Effort often arises as a response to the perception of resistance or struggle. We are conditioned to believe that success and fulfilment require relentless exertion and that we must constantly strive and fight against the currents of life to achieve our goals.

However, this mindset perpetuates a cycle of stress, anxiety, and discontentment. In contrast, an effortless life stems from a shift in perspective — a realisation that life is not an adversary to be conquered but a dance to be embraced.

“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be,” Bruce Lee said.

The universe operates according to its own inherent order and rhythm. Our attempts to force outcomes or impose our will upon it only lead to unnecessary struggle.

1. Cultivate self-awareness to immerse yourself in your experiences fully

“Our very awareness is the window upon which reality presents itself.” — Frederick Lenz



Thomas Oppong

Author | Habits, Philosophy & Psychology. As seen on Forbes, Inc. and Business Insider. For my popular essays, go here: https://thomasoppong.com