Getting through problems
How often can you hear your friends, co-workers or family members talk about the problems they face. How often do you have a hardship getting through problems in your daily life?
Possibly the answer to this question is – all the time. Because it is a part of growing up as a human being, as a soul that occupies the human being. It is a part of the evolution and overall learning experience on Earth.
All the living organisms progress through life facing minor and major problems. That is when we feel the pain, the friction of our changing neural networks, the headache of unsolved problem, the fear of losing the grip and our goals becoming distant.
Minor and Major problem categories
Minor problems are what we almost overlook, because they are so easy to handle, it seems like we have attained that ability since we graduated school. These are the activities like moving your arms, using the basic interface of the outside world, solving math puzzles, putting small things together to make a tea, or a dinner. These are the easy problems and comes with necessity for us to be able to live through life and not starve to death. We attain the ability to tame minor problems while we are developing as a children, that is the function of our parents. Not to make us graduate professors of life, successful millionaires, but to teach us do the daily tasks with ease so we can climb the mountain by ourselves solving bigger problems.
The tricky part in life is solving the major problems, because they have more variables and extends to an even greater time frames. At one point you can start to believe that the problem is almost solved. When suddenly an error happens and not long after, you find yourself lost in negative thoughts. That is where the problem become two fold. It follows the same principle as the Flow of life theory, where one part of the same event sequence stops being visible, and causal principle gets hard to follow and make sense.
Simple, but complicated – solution
Solution is not simple and you have to either have faith beyond reason that if you follow through, everything will turn out for the better. Or try to find the reasons and speculate what had happened, and if you are going to make it. Usually, the first solution, however against logic of the left brain dominant individuals, is the working one. You have to have belief in yourself and the goals you are trying to achieve.
- Let’s say you are trying to pass the exam on a tough subject, you have not missed your deadlines, your goal is to finish the semester. You have studied so hard, that at the moment of an exam something snapped, and now you do not remember half of the technical data. You could start thinking that it is all over, or you can remind yourself that there will be a couple more tryouts. This was not an error, but an example of a major problem, with an invisible cause, because it works through your brain, you cannot control it. The reason is that there are many more variables in the future that will let you pass the exam, and also teach you something on the way. Maybe you will remember the subject even more after second preparation and that what will be the crucial part in getting a job next year. This is the flow of life at work.
- You have just won the lottery with a prize of $20.000 and the next week you lose $5.000. You might think that losing five thousand was the separate event and somehow you got penalized, and life is out to get you for that money. Actually this is the same event, and you have won $15.000, it is the lesson that comes between different parts.
A few more words on how to change the perspective
The common suggestion when you are facing the problem is to relax, do not listen to negative thoughts coming at the moment. These are the noises that will not help you move forward toward the goal. You can do some tests for yourself by making small goals like learning a new language, going to the gym, picking up a skill.
At some point you will face the first wall – it means that you are now at the stage of a breakthrough. That is the wall that makes for an exam, and separates basic knowledge from the beginning of advanced course. In order to jump the wall, you have to be persistent. You are now skilled enough to pass half way through. Apply the faith beyond reason, the flow of life, and jump to another side.
Stay persistent, at the same time, always have your goal as a guiding light in a long, dark tunnel. Only deal with the walls when you hit them, do not think too much ahead or you will overwhelm your mind and start thinking negative thoughts. The key to any solution, however hard, is the leap of faith, and the goal as the light that guides you. And then you just move step by step towards the light while jumping over the walls, eventually learning to enjoy the struggle. Because the only reason that exists, is for you to grow up getting through problems, and prove yourself that you are worthy of that goal.