It has been said that through struggles come strength; that we must go through things to get stronger. I used to believe that. I used to believe that one must struggle to achieve anything of significance. But what I've since learned on my journey is that struggle though seemingly inevitable isn't what produces growth. What produces growth is learning how to avoid struggle. Not to deny its existence or pretend it doesn't exist, but give oneself permission to move to a higher frequency where flow not struggle is the norm. Some would argue that I'm just splitting hairs here, and these are simply semantic differences. I think not. Babies struggle to walk at 8 months to a year, and we accept that as normal. But if that same baby were struggling to walk at age 5, we would look at their struggle in an entirely different way. We would view it in the context of a problem.