One of the things I know about people is that we are addicted to struggle. We like to struggle. We find ways to struggle about anything. Just notice how many times you struggled yesterday. Notice how many times you interpreted something as some kind of friction, or resistance, or something you didn’t like, something that wasn’t right, or something that “should be different.”
Every time we pull into that disposition, we make life hard. And it doesn’t have to be hard to create change. It doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, to create change, all we have to do is stop doing what we’ve been doing to make life so hard.
Life isn’t supposed to be like that. It can be. And we certainly have evidence that if you “work hard,” and you lean in and work 24 hours a day, enough years down the road you’re going to make some thing, or make something of yourself. And yeah, that’s true. But is it sustainable?
The work that it takes to create something is equal to the work that it takes to sustain it if we’re pushing the river. If we absolutely find a flow in our lives that is intended to be for us, life manifests very naturally and automatically. It manifests in front of your eyes. It seems like, “could I really have it this good when I’m not suffering like I used to suffer in order to benefit in some way?” And as it turns out, you absolutely can. And you’re absolutely intended to.
The most difficult thing that you will do is accept the Grace, accept the Goodness, accept the ease with which your life can change. Are you willing to lay down some of the ways of being that you are used to being, and allow something to slide into your life, to flow through your life that is meant to be? Can you adapt to that?