What’s the Problem?

Our moment, sad to say, is a problem-solving moment. It is always about something that has to be resolved. Nevermind whether it can be a happy problem, like hunger and thinking what nice food to eat – it is still a problem solving. The moment we wake up in the morning, open our eyes, the thought of “what to do” and “which to do first” comes into mind. Even if it is a holiday and you are supposed to be light and easy, it is still about something to do, isn’t it? Have you not noticed? “What to do now” is a hallmark of a problem in mind though you may not notice it as a problem yet.

And also, notice that the problem is always to be “solved” in the future, be it a next moment, or a near future. It can never be a situation where the problem and the solution are taking place simultaneously. Obviously not, as that will deem there was never a problem to begin with. To have a problem is to have it solved. Period.

Unless you don’t see the issue as a problem. Yet, that does not resolve the issue, as to find a way to “settle” the issue is already a sure indicative it IS a problem, but not seen as a problem.

Now you would have solved the mystery why you cannot escape but to have a “future”, even when nearing the moment of death, whether you like it or not, believe or not. Rebirth is here to stay so long as your moment is laced with a problem, a “something to solved” – be it a happy, unhappy or a serious problem. When death comes near the door, you are solving the problem of “I-don’t-want-to-die-yet problem” or “I-am-ready to-die-and-wonder-what-is-in-store-for-me-next problem.” It is near to impossible that you do not think at all, at any one moment of time, even now, not to mention near-death.

But the whole real contention is that BEHIND the problem IS ALREADY the Solution, not yet seen. There is no need for a problem-solved-future solution. Problem-solved-future-solution traps you always to yearn for a “better future”. There was none in the first place. Not now, not future, not to even mention in the past. There never was. Simply because each moment IS NEVER devoid of no-problem-to-solve. Each moment is a maintenance issue. To maintain is to solve an outstanding problem. Otherwise, where is there a need to maintain? The moment you don’t maintain, any problem will begin. Not that there is no problem if you maintain it. “Maintain” IS a problem to avoid another impending problem.

Maintain your health, maintain your relationship, maintain your position, maintain your status, maintain your age or life (as if you can), maintain your savings – life is about solving how to maintain. Isn’t life A PROBLEM? Not that life is filled with problems. Rather another word to replace “life” is “a problem-solving-process”. In the dictionary of Realities, “life” will probably be defined or equated with “a problem-solving-process” or “maintenance”. Not the usual definition of “ability to live” or a “sentient being”.

And back to Reality – that in reality, behind the problem is found THE Solution, not a somewhere “future” solution. The “problem” is actually a mental error, a mistaken thought that was not being questioned. The present Solution occurring simultaneously with the error, if noticed, is actually a rectification of that error, showing you the problem was never in existential, likened to one upon waking up from a dream realizes it never was. The present Solution is ALWAYS present, except veiled by the so-called erroneous “problem”, thus creating a strange pursuant of a “future-solved-problem” to arrived at.

Thus, your moment to moment “problem” actually HAS BEEN SOLVED, but not known to you yet. To even try solving any of your so-called problems is NOT to take notice of the ever-present Solution that requires NO time to arrive at. It is already here awaiting your realization. Thus, your “time” is being used or wasted to solve problems ONLY. Time is no longer required once it is being understood that the Solution is already GIVEN, awaiting you. It is a question of finding it in the midst of the present existential problem, not further than the problem, hence “time” is not inferred. If time is not required at all to solved the never-ending erroneous problems, will then rebirth serve its purpose? Will there even be a rebirth to take place?

Time is wrongly used by you used JUST for the sake of solving problems, maintaining problems. The Awakened One, without time, or timelessness, instead uses time only to correctly point to you the pristine Solution that is already here, just for your sake. Other than that, time was never their purpose to pursue. Wherein time, without a problem-solving thought? Where there is timelessness, where then is death, except deathlessness?

In summary, if ever there is a problem to resolve in your mind, you are not seeing correctly what you are supposed to see NOW.

Herein confirms what was scribed in A Course In Miracles, lesson 90:


Lesson 90

(79) Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.

Let me realize today that the problem is always some form of grievance that I would cherish. Let me also understand that the solution is always a miracle with which I let the grievance be replaced. Today I would remember the simplicity of salvation by reinforcing the lesson that there is one problem and one solution. The problem is a grievance; the solution is a miracle. And I invite the solution to come to me through my forgiveness of the grievance, and my welcome of the miracle that takes its place.

Specific applications of this idea might be in these forms:

This presents a problem to me which I would have resolved.
The miracle behind this grievance will resolve it for me.
The answer to this problem is the miracle that it conceals.

(80) Let me recognize my problems have been solved.

I seem to have problems only because I am misusing time. I believe that the problem comes first, and time must elapse before it can be worked out. I do not see the problem and the answer as simultaneous in their occurrence. That is because I do not yet realize that God has placed the answer together with the problem, so that they cannot be separated by time. The Holy Spirit will teach me this, if I will let Him. And I will understand it is impossible that I could have a problem which has not been solved already.

These forms of the idea will be useful for specific applications:

I need not wait for this to be resolved.
The answer to this problem is already given me, if I will accept it.
Time cannot separate this problem from its solution.


Maintenance is who you are: https://wisefoolpoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/537/

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