Awakening to our true nature requires courage and radical self honesty.
The first thing you will encounter when endeavoring to be more loving, are all the ways that you resist love.
The first thing you will encounter when asked to relax your thoughts are all of your thoughts that resist being relaxed.
The first thing you will encounter when you move toward letting go of your identity is the incredible strength of your ego that is quite attached to the identity it has spent a lifetime constructing.
To be free is to witness with compassion all the ways that you are not yet free.