Saturday, June 18, 2011

Problems

As a living, breathing, imagining, creative human being, we ALL have problems. Our problems can me as minor as where we want to eat for dinner to how am I going to complete this project on time & under budget to how am I going to feed my family having just lost my job.

It is NOT the intention of this post to trivialize anyone's problems only to tell you that Problems are nothing more than a boundary that we perceive as restraining us or keeping us from attaining whatever it is that we seek to achieve. The key word here is PERCEIVE as it is our own perception that keeps us from moving on, through & beyond whatever problem we have ad hand.

We have all heard the old story of writing ones problems in the sand. The concept basically is that in writing our problems in the sand, they are washed away at the first incoming tide. It is a metaphor to how real life problems are when
we write them down & have a chance to look at them from a different perspective. Often times a new or renewed perspective totally changes the entire scenario & hence the provision of a solution.
On a recent trip to Phuket, Thailand; I had the chance to "write my problems in the sand". At first it seems to just be the act of scribbling the word "problem" in the sand with a stick but no sooner had I written the word, the surf came in & upon its retreat, took my problems along with it. All I can say is that it was a totally surreal feeling & one that I cannot truly explain in words.

What I can say is that when I looked down & saw my "problems" gone, I did indeed feel as though a tremendous weight had been lifted from my shoulders & that between me & God, that everything would work out.

God Bless;
Ken