This is the truth from my own experience:
Yes, it takes practice. And more practice and more practice.
Yes, it takes understanding how this world really works.
Yes, it takes sublime faith.
Yes it takes tremendous willingness to focus in a new way.
Yes it takes devotion to focus in a new way.
Yes, it takes being gentle and kind with yourself as you shift to a new focus.
Yes, it's a gradual process, that happens over months and years, not hours and days...
And YES, it is possible to shift something that seems so intractable. I experienced it being intractable and I experienced it melting away, so I KNOW it is possible!
I love you!
Karen Lorre