Having problems are common in our world. We consistently experience one problem or another. And many people believe that this is a bad thing, ultimately wanting to eliminate all problems in our lives. However, problems are a form of contrast, and as identified in this blog post, contrast is really important.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that we don’t want to solve our problems. It’s uncomfortable to have them and can be quite frustrating when they linger.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a way to solve any problem that comes your way. It’s a matter of knowing how to tap into the solution. This post highlights two steps to solving any problem.
For every problem, there’s a solution. Otherwise the problem wouldn’t exist.
You see, we live in a relative world. Nothing is absolute in our world. For every up there is a down. For every left, there is a right. For every old there is young. For every hot there is cold. And so on. This is because we are experiential beings. It’s not enough for us to theoretically understand something, we long to experience it. I mean you can explain to someone who has never experienced hot and cold what they mean, but they can only truly understand something when they experience it.
The world of problems and solutions work the same way. We can only understand the concept of a problem when we experience the solution to it. And therefore, no problem can exist without the solution. Otherwise the problem becomes theoretical (i.e. not real). But you’re experiencing the problem, right? It is real.
This is the first step to solving any problem. Recognizing that there is at least one solution to it. Often, as you know through experience there are several potential solutions.
Once you recognize that there is at least one solution to every problem, you need to move onto step 2, which is placing your focus on the solution. To quote Albert Einstein:
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Let me explain this in some more detail. As per this article, through law of attraction, like vibes attract like vibes. When you focus on something, it yields a specific vibration. Your emotions serve as a guidance system helping you understand your current vibrational output and as a result your current point of attraction. If you are feeling angry, you’ll attract more things to feel angry about in your life.
Problems and solutions work much the same way. When you focus on a problem, you feel certain things such as frustration, anger, impatience and helplessness to name a few. In other words, you emit a vibrational frequency equivalent to those feelings.
Different ways to focus on the solution
When you focus on a solution, you feel differently. There are four ways to focus on a solution.
First, to go back to step one, knowing that there’s a solution to your problem, is enough to shift your vibration from one of helplessness to one of hope.
Second, recognizing your own capabilities and looking back at what you’ve accomplished in your life and the problems you’ve overcome should give you a sense of optimism and confidence.
Third, imagine what it would feel like solving the problem. Let’s say you have a problem with a colleague who’s very competitive and see’s you more of an enemy than a colleague. Imagine what it would feel like if your relationship changed. It doesn’t matter how it changes, but that you are now working well together in whatever capacity. The scenario itself doesn’t matter. What matters is the end result (and is really what you should be imagining). How would you feel in this scenario? Happy? Productive? Relaxed? Find those feelings.
The fourth way to focus on a solution is faith. Having faith that everything always works out and that the law of attraction will yield the perfect solution in the perfect time.
Ultimately, what you’re trying to do is change the way you feel. Because when you do, your vibrational frequency changes and you’re much closer to attracting the solution.
To clarify, you’re not actually focusing on the solution, you’re shifting your vibrational output to match that of the solution. And when you do, law of attraction has no choice but to yield the solution to you.
The best time to focus on the solution
In my article on momentum, I discussed how we have to strategically focus our attention in a particular direction, to allow for momentum to take place. By that I mean, to allow for the law of attraction like thoughts your way, until your thoughts take a (positive) life of their own.
In the context of this post, you cannot solve a problem if you’re focus is on the problem and there’s momentum behind you focusing on the problem. You need to slow down that momentum (explained how in my article on momentum) and replace it with the focusing on the solution. Usually, the morning is the best time to do so, as momentum has stopped, which provides you with a opportunity to shift your focus and ultimately how you feel.
If you cannot wait until the next day, then the best thing to do is interrupt your focus on the problem. That could mean taking a nap, taking a walk, meditating or doing something that changes your pattern. Sure, it might take some time, but ultimately, you’ll get to the solution much faster that not interrupting the pattern. Sometimes you need to take a step back, to move forward.
One more way to solve a problem
While the two steps above will help significantly, there is one more way to solve a problem that has been very helpful for some of the best minds that ever been on this planet. And that is to get into a state of diffuse thinking. Defined as follows:
“Diffuse thinking…looks at the big picture. Unlike focused thinking, diffuse thinking is all about distractions. Diffuse thinking happens when you let your mind wander freely, making connections at random. The diffuse mode of thinking does not happen any one area of the brain, but rather all over. In fact, that is the beauty of diffuse thinking: your brain has the opportunity to connect the dots and link neural processes.”
The best example of diffuse thinking is when you’re in a shower, not thinking about anything in particular, when a sudden aha moment hits you and a solution to the problem you were thinking about suddenly becomes very clear. This happens because your mind is in a state of diffuse thinking, or to use spiritual terms, there is no resistance to the problem. This allows your creative juices to flow, and the solution to come to you. Read the article for more on diffuse thinking.
Conclusion:How to solve any problem
When you apply the two (plus one bonus) steps identified above, you significantly increase the chances of solving your problems.
In some cases, this may take a while, and in others it may come very quick. Either way, patience and faith are key.
Moreover, you need to listen to your intuition regarding this the solution. When it comes to you, it needs to feel right. You’ll intuitively know it’s the right answer, and when you do, that’s when you move into action, to solve the problem. Of course, sometimes, no action needs to be taken, the solution just might take care of itself. Either way, you need to listen to your gut and go with the flow.
Never try to force the solution to happen. It will just backfire, and you’ll be back at step one before you know it.
Okay, that’s it for this post. Leave your thoughts below and also, feel free to ask any questions about this topic and I will do my best to answer them.