I think life is a setup. We often think life sucks, and of course it can and does. In times of stress, when our problems become apparent; we can either deal with it, which can be very difficult, or we can run from it, which can be fun, at first. Then things get crazier because now there may by two problems instead of just one.... with greater suffering that come with dealing with both of them. Of course, we can seek another out, and another, and then we can have four or five problems, or more.
People often wonder why conversion is so hard. To die to self is arduous, to not die to self, is even more so. The labyrinth only goes forward, though it is not a straight line by any means. It weaves in and out, and around more than once. Close to the center and then way out, dose-e-doe away we go; take a whirl around the dance floor once again.
You can’t stop; for to do so is just another turn, just a more passive aspect of the journey. No rest for the weary. Perhaps when Jesus said his burden light, it was true. For we can create heavy burdens for ourselves, over and over again, like a dog chasing his tail but never catching it.