It's just my intuitive take. Yup, people have "let go and let God" and gotten creamed. It's impossible to prove that there is synchronicity at work, but it is kind of consistent with the assertion of some big-time nondualists like Ramana that "Everything is predetermined." Maybe getting some misery becomes a portal. It did for Eckhart. The creeping depression of his life led to his shift. What does seem more evident is the opposite. Striving and opposing and fighting and grinding obsessively adds to suffering. Hard work with no joy just can't be the only solution...
A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce