The intellect divides everything between what it considers pleasant (acceptable) and unpleasant (unacceptable) and then opposes anything it deems unacceptable as a “problem” that needs solving. Thus, any problem can only be solved at its source, which is the intellect that conceived the problem as a problem in the first place.
Take away: Don’t see things as “problems” which need to be solved~ see them as “situations” which call for a response. Inherent in every challenge lies equal opportunity, focus on the latter. Remember, energy follows attention, so be mindful of where your attention focuses.
“We are not here simply to experience pain free living, to be comfortable, happy or fulfilled all the time. The reality is that painful feelings accompany problem solving and the process of becoming increasingly conscious is, like life in general, difficult. But, it has many benefits, the greatest of which is that we will become more effective in life. We will be aware of a broader array of choices in responding to different situations and the daily dilemmas of life. We will be in a better position to determine for ourselves what to think and believe, rather than simply fall pray to the dictates of mass media, or family and peer pressure.” M Scott Peck
Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible rise up from within us.
We are all climbing the same mountain. Yes, we have different resources, different paths, and different views, but its the same fucking mountain, from separation to atonement. From the depths or our minds to the presence of now, here, absent of fear, why cant we see clear? We are all standing on the same ground? A ground that happens to be shifting beneath our feet as we speak.…
whatver the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will transform your whole life.
Remember~ this too shall pass