For some reason, we (at least in the Western World) as a culture believe that struggle is just a necessary part of life. We often hear it framed as a "work ethic," such that if we aren’t working 85 hours a week, we either feel guilty or that something must be wrong with us.
Are you ready for an inspirational change in perspective?
Dr. Robert Anthony tells us that anytime we are struggling, we are miscreating. What does he mean by that?
Anthony answers by way of retelling a parable that I want to retell to you:
Three Taoist philosophers come across this river where they see a dead old man bobbing up and down in the water. Horrified, the Taoist philosophers confer among themselves and discuss how in the world they are going to get the old man out of the water to give him a decent burial.
Suddenly, the supposedly dead old man pops out of the water and goes cheerfully on his way.
Stunned, the philosophers ask him "How are you still alive? No one could survive in this water!"
"Easy," the old man turns to them and says. "I just went up when the water went up and I went down when the water went down."
The message is that struggle is not necessary. Instead, find your flow and then change and forward movement will be effortless. Positive change becomes easy, natural.
What things in your life are your struggling with that are preventing you from simply and easily receiving that which you desire?