"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." -- Theodore Rubin
How we think about “problems” is really critical to how we view life and the amount of time we struggle and suffer. We will all have “problems” in our life; it is part of the human experience. I share with people that meditation does not eliminate stress, but it changes how you react to stress; with a daily meditation practice you are reflective and you view “problems” or “challenges” as opportunities for growth.
When we surrender to the flow of life and we are living in the present moment, we can accept that this is how life is at this moment. It may not be what you planned, but you can look at the current situation as a problem and waste your energy and time complaining about it, or you can recognize that it happened and ask, “How can I learn and grow from this?”
Acceptance of the present moment doesn't mean that you have passive resignation towards the “problem.” It provides you the opportunity to be conscious, get grounded, and take appropriate action for how you want your highest self to respond to this situation.
Think of a recent “problem” or challenge. How did you react and spend your time and energy with this situation?
How can you deal with “problems in the future?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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