A common misconception is that you'll increase your consciousness and then you'll suddenly get rid of the human experience of feeling the ebbs and flows of life. not true. life is full of setbacks - of challenges - of struggles - some which you can understand, others which you can't - but what is learned is how to weather the ups and downs. the spiritual path can be a difficult one because clearing through the things that hold you back can be daunting, but by facing them, we're just clearing space to come more fully into our best selves. ride the waves. each experience and struggle brings you closer to your highest potential.