Your worst problem contains the blueprint for your enlightenment!

by | July 16, 2021

Your worst problem contains the blueprint for your enlightenment!
If we want to know our life story, it’s right there in our worst problem.

It contains everything happening in our psyche—both our full potential as a human being, and all that prevents it from manifesting.

A life problem can make us lose hope, or at least put a serious dent in our happiness.

But hidden within it is a roadmap to transformation and enlightenment.

So, how do we find this map and follow it?

Begin by sitting with your bad feeling.

Don’t try to get rid of it. Acknowledge and accept it.

Meditate on it for a while.

Then make a picture in your mind that represents the feeling.

For example, if you feel depressed, you might visualize a dark cloud or a someone stuck in the mud.

If you feel anxious, you might see a tornado or a terrified person running from a monster.

There’s no right answer—just whatever accurately portrays what you feel.

Note: Don’t make a picture of what you WANT to feel; make one of what you DO feel.

Then forget the problem, and allow the image to unfold into a story as if you’re dreaming.

Don’t try to understand what’s happening or attempt to manipulate it; simply let it happen.

Keep your negative ideas and interpretations out of it.

It’s a movie you’ve never seen before and you’re watching it from the outside.

Now, here’s the most important part: Be on the lookout for an unexpected, surprising, weird, unusual, distracting, or even shocking event—something that stands out.

Hone in on this specific part of the story and follow where it goes.

Then feel it in your body. Become it.

It contains the solutions and directions you need.

Allow this wakeful dreaming process to come to a natural conclusion and then answer these questions:

How can this surprising element of the story translate into your everyday reality?

How might it provide a solution for your problem?

How does it expand your self awareness?

Can you feel this and experiment with living it?

Your worst problem contains the blueprint for your enlightenment!

Dr. Zwig
©2022 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist-musician, educator, and author. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, SPIN, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, and his music can be heard on National TV, including NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV. He has more than 160 million views on YouTube, over half a million social media followers, and has scored in the top 10% of rock artists streamed on Spotify in 2022. His forthcoming book, Music in the Mayhem: Tales of Total Transformation from a Rock n Roll Psychologist, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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