What problems?

Posted by Dr. Patrice Smith

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." ~ Theodore Rubin~

Problems, like it or not, often time offer our best path to growth. Pain gets our attention, doesn't it? Pain also challenges the ego's perception that it is in complete control of life. For instance, when we fail our pain and despair forces us to pick up the pieces, re-analyze and try again. If we never failed we would never know and feel the joys of success.
If we really want to be rid of the pain, we must do the things that leads us to greater consciousness. Paradoxically, we can only get rid of the pain by moving through it.

Our lives may really begin to change when we learn to shift our perspective on ‘problems.’

From John and Patrice at http://www.higherawareness.com


  1. Badixcai said...

    Woe is the man who knoweth not to have nothing for he will never appreciate anything, driven by greed and unsatisfaction due to ignorance. Having problems affords us the opportunity to pay attention to the small things overlooked as well as ourselves in determining solutions appreciating what we have and giving true value to what it is we wish to achieve.

  2. Dr. Patrice Smith said...

    As usual, thanks for the addition.
    Hope you live by those words.

  3. donperry said...

    Beautiful...just beautiful words

  4. Dr. Patrice Smith said...

    Thank You. Please follow.

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