Why is this life so difficult?

This was the theme yesterday – a question that came through multiple times in session and in conversation. I’ve asked myself this question more than a few times over the years, so I thought I would share what I have come to understand.
My dear friend, Candice Candy, once posted a quote that I feel answers this question incredibly well. It stated, “When you are born in a world you don’t fit in, it’s because you were born to help create a new one.”
You see, if life were easy it would likely indicate that we were in alignment with the current state of its conditions. But, the conditions of the current world and/or our current life don’t seem to fit fully. It feels off somehow, even for those who have financial means in many cases. Why?
Could it possibly be because somewhere along the way we, as the human collective, lost sight of the fact that we are part of a greater whole. That it isn’t “every man for himself.” but instead that we are all in this world together?
We need one another and we need the world we live in. Love is what binds us, not fear, control and greed. If we feel life is difficult, it might possibly be because we feel a call to assist in shifting our conditions.
I’m in no way saying to go out and be a radical – that takes us from one extreme to the other. I’m suggesting that we simply observe our daily activities and understand how each of us might include more time for actions that feed our soul and our surroundings.
If you love to paint, could you allow yourself an hour each week that is yours to do so? And, when your painting is complete, could you donate it to a center that provides furniture to those in need? That allows your soul to be fed and those in need to benefit from your passion.
When we take time to pause, step back from our circumstances and observe how we might make an impact in shifting our world, there is always a way and it doesn’t have to take a great deal of time or effort. Taking these steps may lessen the feeling that life is difficult and allow it to feel a bit more worth while as you see the impact of your loving actions shaping a more peaceful planet.
If each person does this, imagine the world we can create.


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