Often, it seems, we come upon a problem that takes all our strength to even begin to figure how to solve it. As time goes on, it appears that every problem we encounter becomes more difficult than the previous one. How can we proceed when it appears that the world is crashing all around?
What choices do we
make? Where do we go for help? How do we cope? What road do we
choose? Obviously, Yogi Berra's statement, "When you come
to a fork in the road, take it" does not bring us great comfort
at such times.
Some of us analyze
the facts and study the intricacies of the problem. This is good,
but analysis is not always enough. Then again, we may not and
cannot know all the facts. Analysis alone may lead to the "paralysis
of analysis." And facts may not be facts after all. Many
of them may just be opinions.
So how do we deal with our most troubling challenges? By using a combination of methods and means. Remember, there are only three types of problems in life: money, health and relationship. Name any problem you have and, if you look closely, you'd see that it falls under one or more of these.
Within each and every
one of us is a guidance mechanism that always points the way to
overcome challenges. It doesn't matter whether the problem you
are facing is large or small. It really is not important whether
it's a problem of money, health, relationship or a combination
of these. The first thing to realize is that you are more powerful
than any problem that comes your way.
You came into this
world equipped with all the tools necessary to solve all your
problems. Deep within us is a place that's not affected by problems
as we see them. Way, way deep in our hearts and souls is the perfect
solution to any problem that may come our way. All we have to
do is work with the guidance mechanism that we all have.
To start accessing
this mechanism, the first requirement is that we become quiet.
All of us keep up a lively, running dialogue in our heads. We
have to quiet the dialogue for at least a short while so we can
receive information from the deepest part of our souls. Then the
voice of intuition will speak to us.
A number of times
a day, choose a few minutes to be quiet. By being quiet, what
I am really saying is to turn down the volume of your self-talk.
It won't entirely go away, but it would become quiet enough so
that we could hear the "still small voice" of our inner-sense
whispering guidance to us.
Listen intently to
the messages you're getting from your inner-self. Do not force
it or try to interpret what you're hearing. Just listen with an
open mind. At first, it'll seem a bit difficult to do this. But
as you practice, it will become much easier. And as it becomes
easier, it'll become more useful.
The solutions to all
your problems exist right now. The answers are already there.
Just listen for them in the quietness of your being and they will
come to you --perhaps not immediately, but very soon. And trust
the process; it works much better and faster when you trust it.
Keep an open mind.
Don't argue or analyze the messages you get from your intuition.
Sometimes the message may not make sense right away. Just go on
with your daily work and you'll start finding that you get hunches
about what is troubling you most. Follow your hunches. They are
God's messengers trying to lead you to your greatest good.
If you practice this
seemingly simple exercise, you would find that guidance comes
to you in many forms and in many ways. The answer to your problem
may come to you while you're taking a shower, driving to the supermarket,
walking the dog or even in your sleep as a dream.
You may even find
answers in a song on the radio, the words on a billboard or a
phone call from a friend. The universe has all the answers to
our problems. Be guided by the great wisdom within you. Trust
yourself and trust your God. You are the universe's special project
and you cannot fail.
John Harricharan is
the author of Power
Pause, the Fantastic Formula that Brings Wealth, Success
and Happiness. He is also the award-winning author of the bestseller,
"When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat". Get a free
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