A life problem serves an important purpose: It’s meant to raise our awareness.
In fact, each of our issues has a built-in personal growth goal it’s trying to wake us up to.
If our aim is simply to get rid of our difficulty and go back to who we were before we had the issue, we’ve missed the point.
Problems are forward facing, future oriented seeds for transformation.
True change means becoming a different person, not just subtracting one’s problem.
Choose a problem to focus on.
Close your eyes and imagine, sense, intuit how you’d have to be to not have this difficulty.
Don’t imagine yourself as who you are right now minus the problem; ask yourself how you’d have to change who you are to not have this issue.
Visualize and feel yourself being this new way.
What new identity, mindset, attitude, belief system, feeling, way of living, or relating to people would you need to embrace?
Take your time and let your imagination create the answers.
If nothing comes to you, imagine someone else who could get free of this problem. How would they do it?
Study and explore the details of how you (or this other person) would be different from how you are toward the issue.
Once you have a good sense of this ask yourself what’s against being this way—what stops you from living it?
Is it an inner critic?
A bad experience of this in the past?
A belief system?
Imagine this blocker as a character and dialogue with it.
Also, tune into your body and feelings for how they want to react to this obstacle.
Go as far as you can today with processing that which stands in the way of freedom!