Author Gary Renard once said “Life seems to be a series of problems. You solve one only to be face with another. And then another.”
This seems to be true: you get over an argument with your wife, to run headlong into an issue with someone at work. That is then solved to find your kid is acting up at school. Feel familiar? Very rarely do we find any extended period of deep calm and joy. Or lasting ‘solution’.
It seems that life as a human seems to be characterised by, at the bare minimum, a mild-moderate dissonance with the world. At worst, sheer frenzy.
THE PROBLEM AS EXPERIENCED IN THE BODY
However much we feel the problem is caused by something “out-there”, we only know it is a problem by the way it feels within the body. And it is only really here we can do something about it with any quality response.
Victor Frankl, the wonderful psychologist and author of Man’s Search For Meaning, who endured hell in a concentration camp (which included seeing his wife and family get taken and killed, descending to 5 stone, seeing fellow men not have the energy to walk up a single small step) noticed that between the EVENT (eg a beating) and your RESPONSE to it there is a micro-second of grace, of freedom, where you can choose your response. Or to simply choose nothing at all ~ just peace.
He said that, eventhough he was being whipped or abused or imprisoned, they it didn’t ultimately matter, as they couldn’t take his mind. Ultimately he had control over his thoughts, and his inner world and responses.
EMBRACING THE PROBLEM WITHIN THE BODY
So it is pretty obvious you cannot rearrange the workings of the world in order to maintain peace of mind. There is always going to be something, a number of things, that are going to shift you off-balance, that register themselves as *PROBLEM* within the body.
So the quickest, easiest way to soften the nervous system’s response to the seeming continual onslaught is:
1. To drop into the body where you notice the “problem” is being experienced.
2. Embrace the problem as Pure Love (which is your innermost ‘substrate’ and your inner ‘healer’)
3. As you do so breathe the release of the problem into the Heart Centre, where it will dissolve.
4. Keep doing until it has all disappeared.
When the problem is recognised as an internal thing and then forgone and released, you will be given:
(a) renewed vigour and strength
(b) clarity of thought
(c) more expansive and new consciousness to give you a far wider range of options with which to deal with the issue.
Which may not even feel like an issue any more!