Tuesday, July 5, 2011
“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” by Albert Einstein.
Problems is the topic of the post on the blog ‘Thought for the day’ today. I am convinced that you know what a problem is, because this is a thing that you face every day. I have no doubt that we face problematic questions in almost any area in our lives daily. Your attitude towards those situations is the key to finding a solution. There are a lot of ways how people deal with various unpleasant questions in their lives. Some try to get rid of any responsibility for solving them. Others overpowered by those situations start using alcohol. Yet others don’t worry and deal with those things with absolute peace in their hearts. If you are worn down by your problems I have good news for you: you are alive, rejoice. Only dead people cease having troubles. Therefore, don’t be unhappy about that. Let us better look how you can deal with your troubles.
The worst thing about problems is that they cause us stress. A lot of people drink various medicines to relieve that, but since they are constantly using those remedies this causes even more troubles for their health. What is to be done? Most people take things too seriously and react to situations that arise in their homes or at work very emotionally. If we learned how to views our problems in a positive light we would be able to avoid stress at the maximum. I wrote a lot on thought-feeling relationship and can repeat myself a little.
Problems start causing us damage when we have troublesome, stressful thoughts in our minds towards situations that arise daily. If we start panicking, or get nervous or angry by seeing what happened we will definitely get under a stress and that is the biggest problem. It does not lie in the fact that we have a troublesome situation in our lives, but troublesome thoughts in our minds. You need to change something about your thoughts and a change in your feelings (that are mere consequences of your thinking) will come.
A real solution to your problems come when you change your thoughts from stressful ones to peaceful ones and then take action to solve your troubles with peace in your heart. Try to see that your situation is not the end of the world and even if you fail, there is no need to panic. You will be able to do better next time. See problems as part of your daily life and opportunities for you to get stronger and more mature personality. Rejoice that you have them for it means that you can still grow in all aspect of your life.
And finally thank God for your problems.