Often, it seems, we come upon
a problem that takes all
our strength to even begin to figure how to solve it.
As time goes on, it appears that every problem we
encounter becomes more difficult than the previous one.
How can we proceed when it appears that the world is
crashing all around?
What choices do we make? Where
do we go for help? How
do we cope? What road do we choose? Obviously, Yogi
Berra's statement, "When you come to a fork in the
road, take it" does not bring us great comfort at such
Some of us analyze the facts
and study the intricacies
of the problem. This is good, but analysis is not
always enough. Then again, we may not and cannot know
all the facts. Analysis alone may lead to the
"paralysis of analysis." And facts may not be facts
after all. Many of them may just be opinions.
So how do we deal with our
most troubling challenges?
By using a combination of methods and means. Remember,
there are only three types of problems in life: money,
health and relationship. Name any problem you have and,
if you look closely, you'd see that it falls under one
or more of these.
Within each and every one of
us is a guidance mechanism
that always points the way to overcome challenges. It
doesn't matter whether the problem you are facing is
large or small. It really is not important whether it's
a problem of money, health, relationship or a
combination of these. The first thing to realize is
that you are more powerful than any problem that comes
You came into this world equipped
with all the tools
necessary to solve all your problems. Deep within us is
a place that's not affected by problems as we see them.
Way, way deep in our hearts and souls is the perfect
solution to any problem that may come our way. All we
have to do is work with the guidance mechanism that we
To start accessing this mechanism,
requirement is that we become quiet. All of us keep up
a lively, running dialogue in our heads. We have to
quiet the dialogue for at least a short while so we can
receive information from the deepest part of our souls.
Then the voice of intuition will speak to us.
A number of times a day, choose
a few minutes to be
quiet. By being quiet, what I am really saying is to
turn down the volume of your self-talk. It won't
entirely go away, but it would become quiet enough so
that we could hear the "still small voice" of our
inner-sense whispering guidance to us.
Listen intently to the messages
you're getting from
your inner-self. Do not force it or try to interpret
what you're hearing. Just listen with an open mind. At
first, it'll seem a bit difficult to do this. But as
you practice, it will become much easier. And as it
becomes easier, it'll become more useful.
The solutions to all your problems
exist right now. The
answers are already there. Just listen for them in the
quietness of your being and they will come to you --
perhaps not immediately, but very soon. And trust the
process; it works much better and faster when you trust
Keep an open mind. Don't argue
or analyze the messages
you get from your intuition. Sometimes the message may
not make sense right away. Just go on with your daily
work and you'll start finding that you get hunches
about what is troubling you most. Follow your hunches.
They are God's messengers trying to lead you to your
If you practice this seemingly
simple exercise, you
would find that guidance comes to you in many forms and
in many ways. The answer to your problem may come to
you while you're taking a shower, driving to the
supermarket, walking the dog or even in your sleep as a
You may even find answers in
a song on the radio, the
words on a billboard or a phone call from a friend. The
universe has all the answers to our problems. Be guided
by the great wisdom within you. Trust yourself and
trust your God. You are the universe's special project
and you cannot fail.
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