What would your life be like, if you only did what was easy?

I don’t for one minute believe that we were put on this earth to only do hard things.

I know that for us to tick things off our Soul-List, to adhere to the agreement our Soul entered before coming down to this earth, but somewhere along the journey, we’re meant to experience joy and pleasure.

There’s this notion that has us thinking that all good things come to those who do hard things, and whilst that may be true, my question is ‘What’s considered to be hard?’ What’s the benefit of challenging ourselves? and why does it matter so much for us to overcome these seemingly insurmountable obstacles to get to the other side? And to the other side of what exactly?

Let’s first start by:

Agreeing that hard and challenging, don’t have to be outwardly exhausting and or physically impossible. Hard and challenging can be internal woes and addictions, and breaking habits and patterns that no longer serve.

We can wake up from our insecurities, and decide that it's time for us to step into our greatness, only to realise that the HARD, and the challenge, show up in asking us to be kind and compassionate to ourselves. That’s a whole new kind of challenge that is not so much about achievement and success, but more so focussed on a way of being. With ourselves at first, and then with others.

If you chose to challenge yourself in unorthodox ways, what would your life be like? What would it be like if you committed to breaking habitual patterns that rendered you lifeless? Which you know have sabotaged your success along the way? What would your life experience be like then?  What sort of achievement would you harness? And would it be enough?

So many questions.

Here are some answers.

Think of states of expansion, freedom, and joy.  Think of being excited to get out of bed in the mornings because you’re doing what comes naturally for you, and I dare say, that which you’re good at. Imagine, just for a moment, what it would feel like, to love your life.

If we courageously began to see the internal ‘hard’, we would soon see that our iteration of what’s challenging would change.

We would:

  • shift the narrative, attitudes, and thoughts, as well as the unconscious beliefs and emotions tied to specific people, things, places, and projects.
  • release ourselves, detach, and venture into a newfound sense of freedom that may be unfamiliar.
  • engage deeply in discovering our true selves, our values, and how we genuinely desire to live—unfettered by the need for others' approval.

Challenge, doesn’t need to come in the form of hustle and grind. It doesn’t need to be about pushing and striving and achieving and enduring (although it can, and if that’s your kind of sexy, then cool, you do you).

Challenges can also be found in the nuances of thinking and behaving in alignment with your values and beliefs, regardless of how others approve or disapprove. It can be found in speaking up, saying no, or taking time for your one’s self-care. It can be in the choice not to feel guilty, or the determination to speak your truth. The challenge can be whatever brings you to your highest expression.

Discipline. Devotion.  Commitment.

All these can be challenging and hard, and yet to the outside world, a devotion to be kind and compassionate may seem somewhat frivolous and unimportant. Yet, can’t we see that it’s the MOST important?

The paradoxical nature of the universe is that what seems small is big.

What seems convoluted is simple.

Everything, in its divine order, is the complete opposite of what we consider it to be.

The way to our bliss is to simply follow it - without the hustle and grind.

It can be THAT simple.

Let go of delusional extremes seeking attention.

Strip away those thoughts and words from your mind and embrace what brings you joy. You're drawn to specific activities for a reason—your unique tendencies are meant to be expressed. Your sense of humour, chosen for a purpose you may not fully grasp, is crucial for your soul's evolution and that of the planet.

The challenges we face are not accidents but gateways to a higher state of being. Each one is meticulously scripted to propel us into the next phase of our evolution, unfolding the story of our true selves.

Leaving that job, or staying at that job.

Saying no, or saying yes.

1. Venture where your shadow dwells—the path of challenge and fear is where growth unfolds.

2. Each of us hears the soul uniquely—through gut instincts, heart flutters, sudden thoughts, or timely songs. Stay open, tuned to these signals, and follow them.

3. Every challenge holds a lesson and a precious jewel. Once discovered and embraced, this wisdom propels you forward. Until you honor these lessons, cycles may persist, guiding you toward your intended path.

Life's paradox is such that challenges, once conquered, transform into natural ease. Reflect on any tough decision you've faced; in hindsight, you likely felt supported and whole through the transition. Yes, there were dark days, perhaps spanning months or even years. Yet emerging from that darkness reveals new horizons. Your nervous system attuned to fresh experiences, and you've proven your resilience to yourself.

Embrace the unknown with grace and humility, trusting that support will find its way to you. Surrender to the fact that you may not have all the answers about what lies ahead, and that’s perfectly fine. You don’t need to have everything figured out. Simply follow your bliss. Engage in activities that bring you joy, intuitively choose what aligns with your highest good, and move confidently in that direction. It’s your time to embrace playfulness. Play boldly, with a sense of fun and ease. Embrace your shadows, for beyond them, illuminated, awaits your true self, ready to be revealed.

Ask yourself, ‘How can it get any better than this?’ and watch how it all unravels.

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