Finding Solutions to Problems

Finding Solutions to Problems

​I have a problem.
I think about a solution.
It eludes me.
So I think harder about a solution.
The problem becomes bigger, the solution seems farther away, and I become exhausted.

I don’t know about you, but I find that the harder I think, the more my mind spins to find something. I inevitably grasp at straws, while innocently believing that my efforts of thinking harder are going to bring results…eventually.

It doesn’t work this way. Beneath all of the “problem” thinking we fixate on is a space from which all of our answers lie.

A solution is not a direct result of the thinking process. It is a gift the comes as a flash of insight from G-d.

Is it possible that instead of thinking harder with all the ego effort I could muster, the effort is in understanding? Understanding is another way of saying allowing answers to reveal themselves from a deeper source via insight.

Our problems would feel quite different if they weren’t accompanied by the stress of having to find a solution.

What if solutions arise at the exact perfect moment I need them, and all I need to “do” is notice them? Then I’ll have what I need to know how to proceed.

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By Aviva Barnett, MSW

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