When you find yourself ensnared in a problem, what have you been taught to do? The odds are you’ve been taught to take a scientific point of view. You go to your head and look for a means or method of solving the problem the mathematical way – perhaps a step-by-step strategy or organized plan of action that will resolve the matter. You hope to come up with a formula that will give you a solution to what’s haunting you.
The problem with trying to solve a problem by taking a scientific point of view is that the intellectual satisfaction isn’t long lasting. The problem manages to take on another form and come back to torment you.
“So what does one do to rid oneself of a problem permanently?” You must be willing to create yourself anew so you take on an entirely new point of view about your relationship with the problem. You don’t want to solve it, the goal is to dissolve it. And, you do this by looking at the problem differently – not as a troubling situation, but as an opportunity to learn something new about the mystery of life and the wondrous you.
When you see your problem as an opportunity, rather than a troubling circumstance, you elevate your consciousness above the pettiness of going to war with the problem. You stop insisting on an answer that makes the problem wrong and you right. In this refreshing state of mind, you access your natural power – you begin feeling as though you’ve just taken an invigorating shower. The mental state of confusion and the attitude of agitation quickly wash away. An experience of purity overcomes you – there’s nothing to prove, nothing to resist. Your creative juices begin flowing and you begin responding to life in new ways that dissolve the problem in the process of living.
Lasting feelings of joy and bliss can only exist when you accept problems for what they really are – opportunities to see yourself and life differently so you can bring into your world new experiences that empower you.
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