The path of least resistance is the fool's path.
Lots of people take it and there is very little reward along the way.
If you want anything outside the realm of "normal"...
You are gonna need to get real comfortable being uncomfortable.
If you condition yourself to be able and willing to deal with the uncomfortable...
You are less likely to be caught off guard in the difficult situations that come along in life.
You'll find the peace you are looking for in the acceptance of reality and the strengthening of self.
It's always gonna be hard.
Get harder and keep moving.