Not sure if I am reading what you meant wrong, but the thing with friction, is that no matter how hard we attempt to avoid it, most knowledge that sticks to our soul comes from situations where friction is essential.and we can choose where to flow to seek new experiences with less friction ...
Even if it's not a difficult life situation that creates friction from without, the work that one can engage in may create such friction from within. Even the idea of bringing oneself to a place where one is aligned with one's higher self, or flows with the universe, can be a task that requires some friction.
As I think that being aligned with the universe or a higher self, is a daily task that requires one to shift one's position to remain in alignment and fight the drive to not do so.
Again, I hope I did not read you wrong, it was just the thought of friction as something to be avoided that made me feel as though there was a misunderstanding, from my point of view that is.