Is a Problem a Problem?

Recently, some friends and I had a conversation about problems we have. The question was asked: What would be if none of us had a problem? We realized that
a) we would not fit in if we didn’t have a problem since most people have problems;
b) we would not know what to do if we didn’t have a problem to solve;
c) what if problems we have are inventions we make because of a) and b)?

Before you read any further, I am asking you to be with these points, feel into them, ask yourself how true are they for you.

What did you find out to be true for you? I was shocked to perceive that, at least many, in not all of the problems I have had were inventions. It was more comfortable to have the problem. In a way, it is ridiculous since I know I am creating my life with the choices I make. Being willing to be absolutely honest with myself is one of the changes I am observing. And, being that, is also allowing me to make changes that are not incrementally small; they are big, even if it does not look like it.

Even a year ago, I thought I was honest with myself. Cognitively it was true. There is a difference between thinking and knowing, though. I thought I was honest. I did not allow the awareness of my knowing. Closing the backdoors on my life, I also am no longer cutting off that awareness. Yes, sometimes it may be painful to realize that things are not the way I would like them to be. Acknowledging what is allows me to change it, though, and to create what I would like to have as my life. Who would not like a life without any problems, a life with ease? Or is this not allowed? Or do you have the point of view that it is not possible? What if it is and we were just sold a lie?

To have ease is just a choice; a choice of letting go of all that is in the way, of choosing to not have problems. Having a problem is a point of view. What if we don’t interpret challenges as a problem, rather see them as possibilities to chose something we have never chosen before, to let loose with our creativity?

About the Author

Corinna Stoeffl is a dynamic workshop facilitator and gives talks about subjects such as Being You, Leadership, and Money. Being happy herself, she is inspiring people to create a life that is filled with joy, fun, and wealth. She knows, this is not the standard way of looking at life, yet it is so much more exciting.

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