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Difficulty is a “relative” concept

“Difficulty” is not a property that can be found in Nature. Unlike other attributes, such as shape or size, “difficulty” is not a feature existing within things, but rather a mental/emotional reaction we have towards situations which are beyond our degree of comprehension or competence.

Everything is easy relative to the state of consciousness and level of preparation necessary for the task.

If something seems difficult, it only appears to be so because we temporarily lack the knowledge and experience that would make it easy.

In the film Man on Fire, Denzel Washington’s character, Creasy, attempts to help a young girl, Pita, prepare for a swimming competition. Discouraged by difficulty, Pita expresses her frustration by declaring her goals too tough to reach.

Creasy says: “There’s no such thing as tough. There’s trained and there’s untrained. Now which are you?”

Creasy’s message is clear: All challenges are negotiable because difficulty waxes and wanes with training.

When we label the conditions in our lives “difficult”, we disempower ourselves by giving the final word to something other than our capacity to expand and improve.

We do not have difficulties. We have neutral experiences, some of which we are trained to deal with and some of which we are not.

For every seeming hardship, there is a level of consciousness capable of processing that hardship in an empowering  way.

Don’t reach for an easier life. Reach for a higher perspective, reach for a deeper connection to Source, reach for the actualization of your potential, reach for your evolution.

That’s something you can change and when you change that, your difficulties wont feel as difficult.

T.K. Coleman

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