Taken from his book "The Road Less Traveled", the entire saying goes:
"Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult - once we truly understand and accept it - then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters."
I didn't pick this quote to be negative or rain on anyone's parade. I picked it because none of our lives are clear sailing. We all have difficulties, some of them appearing to be totally overwhelming, especially if our lives to this point have been mostly smooth sailing.
David Gurten comments on the quote saying: "Expecting life to be easy is a paradigm. We expect life to be easy without ever really questioning the belief. Our behaviours are based on the premise that life should be easy. If we stop and think about it we know its not and strangely life becomes easier."
Yes, life can be difficult, sometimes seeming more than we can handle. Let's just make the best of whatever comes our way, learn from it and live our lives to the fullest.