I wish I had no problems. I’m sure you do too.
But, if you’re alive and you interact with other humans I bet you have a few problems to solve.
They’re everywhere. You can’t avoid them. You try really, really hard to avoid them, make believe they’re not there and in many cases just flat out ignore them. From childrearing, to the business world, mathematics, production and even just ordering something online - problems are in our face all day, every day.
No matter how hard you try to get them to leave you alone, they depend on you… they need you. Every problem comes with it’s own life, own energy and sometimes a nagging that can drive you mad. The real issue is that they won’t leave you alone until you find a solution.
I mean, that’s why they’re coming to you. They want to be solved. If you try to burry them, they’ll come crawling out in the recesses of your mind during the night hours and wake you from sound sleep. If you just give them a quick, uninvested answer, they’ll slowly work at making sure they infiltrate your subconscious, so they are always present without you knowing it. The more you resist their questions and concerns, the more conflicted and overwhelmed you can become inside because their energy has nowhere to go and it needs to be listened to, affirmed and expressed.
Funny thing is that most people think solving the tiniest problems to those issues on a global scale need to be analyzed, prodded and probed with logic and reason, and they do, for a very short time. What problems really need is some space. They need a safe sphere within your mind where they are welcomed to rest for moment. They need acceptance and permission to be present within you before you can watch the real magic unfold.
Now, this is counter-intuitive. Who wants to sit with problems all day long? Who wants to welcome issues, difficulties and challenges into their life? It’s your nature to avoid situations and circumstances that make you feel uncomfortable. It takes a conscious decision to go a different way, to choose the way of courage to face a problem head-on with genuine belief that every problem comes bearing with it, it’s own solution.
Surprisingly, your problems are there to serve you.
Yep. I said it.
They are there to help you along in life. To help you achieve progression, mental evolution and develop into the stellar person you truly are. Your problems, in reality, are not there to bug you, they’re there to help you. It’s only when you try to ignore them that they begin to wear at you and cause confusion and being overwhelmed to be your reality.
So, what are you to do?
I’m sure you don’t desire to sit around thinking about solutions to all your problems, let alone the problems facing our world. The good news is that I don’t believe logic and reason are the most effective way to reach solutions to all the things weighing on your mind. Personally, what I’ve found to be the most effective is to release all logic, all reasoning and invite the deep magic that lives within our subconscious to do the work. All you have to do, is be open and welcoming to the problem.
You’ve been taught that in order to solve problems, you have to use deductive reasoning, logical observations and linear thinking to break down the issue and exhaust all possible solutions. Logic is essential to the human existence and it is needed to have in our problem solving bag of tricks, but it’s not the only approach.
While this method seems to be effective, it essentially limits the process and leaves very little room for the unseen world of the imagination, spontaneity and creativity to have it’s way working through you. The traditional way of approaching problem solving has some merit but it’s too liner, too one-dimensional that it actually suffocates the inspirational juices from having their say.
Einstein said, “logic will get you from point A to point B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Sometimes you want to get from point A to point B and then a logical approach is warranted and will deliver on what you’re asking for but if you want solutions with a larger breath, more color and a sense of adventure, then I recommend taking a non-rational approach.
I don’t want to loose you here.
Notice I’m not using the word, “illogical,” which would mean contrary to logic or anti-logical. I’m using the word “non-rational,” which is to say you’re not going to use your rational mind to obtain solutions but rather you’ll rely on your intuition, which is a part of your human design but is too often is overlooked and ignored.
Our culture is coming back around from the age of reasoning and is beginning to recognize once again that there is a creative force that’s beyond our ability to think, which helps guide our minds and ability to grow and thrive as a human. Some of the most successful creators, engineers, business people have tapped into this great mystery (and made lots of money doing it).
Now that I’ve got your attention, keep following because in upcoming posts, I’ll break down the extremely effective, non-rational approach to problem solving… it’s magic!