A few years back, while mowing the lawn all of a sudden the engine of the mower started to sputter. I stopped and after seconds, it died. Great! I stand in the midst of the lawn not even done with half of it and my mower refuses to work. Now, what to do? Trying to start it again failed. What can be the problem? Perhaps the spark plug. That was always the first thing I checked at my moped. I was used to cleaning or exchanging it and had no problem doing it by myself. OK, so I left the spot behind the mower and walked to the front seeing that the spark plug hung down loosely. No wonder, that the mower did not work and it was an easy task to simply plug it in. All worked properly again!
That made me think because it is such a perfect example of perspective. I could not see the loosened spark plug from that place where I am pushing the mower. I was only able to see it when I walked around. I did not even have to look beneath it. Walking around sufficed.
How often are we struggling with problems and looking out for a solution? But we don’t leave the place where we noticed the problem. We still look at the situation from the same perspective and only find the problem but nothing that could help us solve it. Only when we leave the position we are, detach from the place where it occurred we can find inputs or even solutions.
I know, I used that quote quite some time already but it holds such a deep truth. As long as we are stuck with a view that only sees the problem we cannot see anything else. We need to detach from it, back off a bit or walk around it. That not only shows so many more details about the situation itself but also liberates us from that chaining feeling of identifying with the problem. The problem may be part of your current life situation. But you are not the problem.
Actually, there isn’t even a problem. What makes a problem a problem? The label! We are quick in labeling things which don’t work out properly as a problem. But then again those are only happenings. We would never label something as a problem which happens unexpectedly but brings joy. It is only the things that force us to step out of our comfort zone, right? But right those are the things which help us to not get stuck in our development. Those things that keep us in motion and to gain a lot of insights which in the end prepare us for the blessings in life. Blessings we couldn’t welcome without that preparation.
Perhaps it would even help when we stop calling things problems but for example: Mind-Expander, Trailblazer, Life-Preparer… However you may call it, it causes a different power within you in order to take the challenge. When we call something a problem we see that big mountain rising in front of us. But when we call it a Tool to Success it makes us the mountain!
I understand that sometimes it is not easy to see it that way when life really throws you off your feet. But then again, it doesn’t solve anything. It makes things even worse because you sink deeper and deeper into the problem. Even when you are not able to walk around it by yourself ask someone to guide you or at least to walk with you in asking them about their perspective. There are always ways to overcome it, to go through it, or to even dissolve it. You only might have not looked into that direction yet.
Sometimes issues don’t even exist. It is all a misunderstandings. But in keeping up our point of view, not trying to find out and getting stuck in our own opinion without knowing any further details only create issues. We can only find that out in leaving the place where we spotted the problem and walk around it. We need to leave the heavy energy of the problem and connect with the solution in order to be open to the solution. As soon as we detached from the problem the solution may appear quickly due to a changed perspective.
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