Most times we tend to take for granted the importance of hindrances in our paths.
Have you ever transited a long straight highway? I once had to drive for 9 hours from Saudi Arabia to Jordan on a long straight line of “nothingness”.
Most people would think this could be the safest way to travel, “no curves, no danger” right? Wrong.
It is exasperating to keep moving forward with no “twists and curves”.
Your subconscious mind forces you to accelerate to reach your destination as fast as possible. And that provokes more accidents than in a road full of curves.
I just experienced the same effect today while I was walking on a very long street with nothing but a long walk with no shops, houses, stores nor anything to distract my mind from that plain wall on the right side.
The street was not that long, but the absence of distractions, made me feel it was twice as long, as it was. Not even a hole on the pavement to distract my mind with.
The same happens in our lives when things do not get “difficult”. When we fall into a “boring routine” and we keep thinking as usual, doing the same things as usual, seeing and talking with the same people as usual. Life gets dull and becomes a drag.
We lose our motivation to carry on and we also miss our way.