By Jill Fratto
Have you ever had a problem that you just couldn’t figure out how to resolve? Perhaps the more time that passed, the more you felt frustrated. It’s easy when you have a problem like this to rethink it many times, only to rehash the same solution over and over and wonder why it doesn’t work.
Oftentimes, with problems like this, we make it worse by forcing what we think the answer should be. We have one way that we think it should look and that prohibits us from seeing other solutions or possibilities. Energetically, it also shuts those other solutions out resulting in what Einstein called insanity — doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.
Stepping out of this mentality can be difficult. After all, we don’t yet see other ways that the problem can be resolved, so our ego wants to fight with us. So how do you let go?
The first step is acceptance. Accept that everything is exactly as it should be at this moment. This is not easy, so you may need to do things that get your mind off the problem and change your point of view.
You may meditate, take a walk, go for a drive, or enjoy an activity that brings you joy. This changes your energy and allows space to be created for a new solution.
Finally, ask yourself, “How can I look at this differently? What other solutions may exist?” Don’t expect the answers to come all at once. Just allow the space to be created for new energy and new ideas.
Sometimes, just by getting out of the way, a solution or change will occur — as if by a miracle. We do affect the energy and outcomes around us with our energy and thought patterns. By becoming aware of this and then getting out of our own way, we create a space for opportunities and solutions to present themselves. Give it a try and see what happens!