Struggle is a Myth. Take the Easy Way.
Posted on 23 September 2011
I don’t believe things have to be hard. I’m not an advocate of hard work, will power or discipline. I AM an advocate of clear intentions, focus, openness and willingness. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a myth that life has to be a struggle’; and that saying “no pain, no gain”? Well, that’s a tough paradigm to live with, and I choose not to.
Somehow, somewhere, I think most of us got that program. The one that says “life’s gonna be hard, and then you’ll die.” And we accepted it, likely because it was modeled for us. The world is full of people experiencing hardship and pain, struggle and fight. The thing is, that kind of experience can be found in the poorest places and the richest, in people with love and without, among people educated or uneducated, employed or unemployed. The list can go on. People of any circumstance or condition can experience hardship or ease. And whichever experience they have has to do with their perspective, which is entirely within their choice.
Here’s the truth if you choose to accept it: Your life CAN be a life of ease and grace. Your good WANTS to flow to you. Your dreams WANT to come true. Your life WANTS to be sweet.
So let it.
Let go of the tightness of struggle. Let go of the need to ‘work hard’. By all means, work! By all means accomplish and create! By all means, build your life! But, look for the spaces of expansion and walk there. Look for the open doorways and walk through them. Look for the sweetness and appreciate it. Let your work be your play.
You can wear struggle and pain as a badge of honor. Many people do. Ever heard anyone complain about how many hours they work as a point of pride? Or boast about the struggles in their job/relationship/health? Do you do that?
It’s likely that you’re going to go through things in your life that are going to feel painful. Such experiences will cause you to grow and will break open your heart and your mind to new vistas and new depths. But, for goodness sake, don’t think your life needs to be all about pain in order to be worthy.
The biggest dreams I’ve dreamed into existence actually came about through synchronistic events – one good thing leading to another good insight to another good connection to another good opportunity. That’s flow! That’s ease! That’s grace! And that’s me allowing the Universe to do the hard work of figuring out HOW what I want to be can come to be. My job? It’s to show up, appreciate the sweetness, keep saying yes, and allow the goodness to flow.
And believe me, it’s your job too. Take it.