How we move through life is often determined by what others say about us. For example, I have an acquaintance who is five feet tall. Her father described her, always, as small but clumsy. So, that is the way that she moved through life… not taking up much space, but walking into walls, or tripping over something, or breaking things.
We are all meant to move through life with grace and ease. When we are at ease, everything is ease-y. When we are quite emotional and stuffing our bodies full of drugs or alcohol or anger or resentment, we cannot be at ease. Then, everything is difficult.