Lessons in life are hard-fought. There is no easy road to redemption, and/or evolution.
It’s a battle against a new order of things, it’s a battle against the fear of what you might lose, it’s a battle against what has held you fast, and it’s always a battle with uncertainty, the unknown. One knows what they have prior to the breakdown that precedes the Lesson, even if what they have is a dysfunction and on life-support – at least it’s familiar. An act of Faith is: proceeding with courage and determination into the unknown.
This is also the stuff of Lessons.
If we are alive and vital, we are constantly in some sort of pivot to the best part of ourselves; and the lessons are the brick and mortar of that pivot. Life lessons are the scaffolding that takes the idea of change from concept to daily practice.
If lessons came the way you wanted them to come, they wouldn’t be lessons.