April 24, 2018

What To When Your Problems Seem Unsolvabley Big

Tweet: What To When Your Problems Seem Unsolvabley Big http://ctt.ec/16X46+  @FlexHappyI have a riddle for you today. When is a problem no longer a problem?

When does a big, hairy mutha#%@#$ problem in our life cease to be a problem?

When it’s solved?

Yes. Obviously. When you solve it, it’s solved.

But also – what about when you just CAN’T. You can’t solve it. Then what?

Sometimes a problem can’t be “solved”. Sometimes we live with ever-present problems that drain our energy and sabotage our pretty much all our attempts at happiness because there are worries and situations we can’t fix or solve. Despite our best intentions, big heart and all our cunning.

You know the sort of problems I am talking about. The “old chestnuts”. The ones that lurk in the background all the time. The ones that wake you up at 4 in the morning. The ones that pop into your head and throw you off track at the worst times.

Some problems seem so big and insurmountable that we just sit with them day after day. We can’t solve it so we decide to live with the problem. What choice is there?


There’s one thing.

A problem is a problem only when we define it as one.

A thing or an event only has as much meaning as we subscribe to it.

To the degree to which we personally attach to it.

So – example. Say there is a concert in town for…let’s say…Ed Sheeran. Say I offer to send you there, will give you tickets, for free. The degree of excited or grateful you are would depend on how much you like Ed Sheeran. Right? So if you are into him and his chameleon-like, wordsmithy, ginger ways you would be super excited, and totally anticipating a good night and super stoked about the tickets I have magiced up for you. If you are saying “Ed Who?” then your response would be lukewarm at best, and probably you wouldn’t even want the tickets anyway. You have far better ways to spend your time. Can you see – the key isn’t how good or bad a singer Ed is. It’s not about the energy he may or may not bring to a live show, his reputation as an entertainer or his latest Top 40 hit (ie, how BIG Ed is). All that really matters is YOUR relationship to Ed. ie. The MEANING you attach to Ed. Whether you personally rate him, or not.

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