It occurs to me that we, as individuals appear to be defined by our problems. The poor are defined by lack and limitation, scarcity and want. The ill are defined by pain and suffering, fear and worry. Even the wealthy and successful are defined by how to diversify, where to invest, the best use of their money and resources and even how to keep up their lifestyle. It must then follow that the subject of problems and HOW WE DEAL WITH THEM should be a top priority.
I recently read a very thought provoking book on this subject by Wayne Dyer called, "There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem". The book is based on the premise that we are all part of a vast energy field ranging from the higher energies such are light and thought all the way to the lower energies - including our solid material world where our problems exist. This vast energy field has access to all the knowledge in the universe. It's all energy.
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be beset with one problem after another? Or why when we try to fix a problem (lose weight, stop smoking, a troublesome relationship, etc.) the harder we try, the more difficult it gets? That's because we WORRY about the problem, we THINK about the problem, and VISUALIZE the problem - and as a result of giving so much energy to the problem, we manifest more and more problems in our lives. Remember, "As you THINK, so shall you be"!
According to Dr. Dyer, low frequencies of energy encompass negative feelings such as shame, guilt, depression, and fear. These emotions are what can weaken us and keep us mired in the unsatisfactory side of life. Dr. Dyer shows that we can raise ourselves up into the higher frequencies (where we find understanding, love, joy, and serenity), and where we can access the spiritual solutions to our problems - and he gives us step by step strategies for accessing this higher energy, which essentially is spiritual power.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a prime example of a person who had accessed the ultimate spiritual power. In all of Her Service to mankind, she continually turned toward God. She was not concerned with the comforts of the world, for she had chosen a path of complete selfless service. The following was written by Mother Theresa. It appears to have been her creed. We could all benefit from following her guidelines.
The Final Analysis by Mother Theresa
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is all between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.