By Harold Klemp
This exercise allows you to see why long-lasting or hard-to-solve problems are still with you.
In contemplation, look at your problem and ask yourself which of these viewpoints you hold about it.
- You view the problem as a battering ram. When it approaches, you fall over backward, flattened to the ground.
- You view the problem as a vital, valuable lesson which will teach you something. You believe it will become a spiritual springboard to give you the necessary incentive and energy to climb up and out of your present situation.
Your attitude about your problem holds the key to whether your experience with it will be easy or difficult, long or short.
Those people who have spiritual success don’t say, “Oh, no!” and fall down when a problem comes up. They look to see the reason or lesson behind it. They ask the Mahanta, “What can I learn from it? How has it made me stronger?”