All humanity desires that life be easy and effortless. Religions promise a reward for a life well-lived, and proponents of spiritual enlightenment indicate that they have valid measurements for determining your spiritual progress.
The result, in both scenarios, is that humanity is left lacking, discouraged and self-judgmental. The elusive state of ease and effortlessness not only seems unreachable, but its absence is seen as self-condemnation.
The reality for humanity is that life has its challenges and it is often neither easy nor effortless. We disagree that their absence is a gauge of goodness. If that were the case, all the prophets and masters would have fallen desperately short of the mark.
So then are difficulties and challenges humanity’s lot? No, when understood in the light of learning. The intent of this concept is to remove them as a means of measurement of goodness or spiritual enlightenment; for, the master is born from the raging storm, not the tranquil sea.
Obstacles are opportunities, and challenges are a chance to empower yourself and transform your reality. They exist to edify, modify and empower your life.
It is true that difficulties can be indicators of a necessary change needed or of a lesson chosen to be learned—but […]