Sunday, October 5, 2014

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

This quote is attributed to Albert Einstein. It reminds me of how persistent we are with our own way of thinking. Even when that thinking gets us nowhere, we cling to it like a lifeline to our success and happiness.

Maybe it is because as children we are foolishly taught that if we don't understand something, all we need to do is 'think harder' and it will magically become clear. Instead of learning to change our way of thinking, we learn to continue with wrong thinking with the hope that someday it will click and our lives will fall into place. They won't.

Our lives are a reflection of how we see the world. How we see the world is a direct result of our thinking. Yet, we hold fast to old thought patterns because they are familiar and easy and don't require any work.

Consider your thinking today and how it relates to obstacles in your life. Practice viewing your life through a different lens, look at it from different angles and consider how changing your thinking can bring solutions to your problems. It takes some work, but the effort will be worth it.

Today, I am grateful for soft October rain, for fallen leaves and balmy air. I am grateful for moisture on my face, bare foot weather and the lingering bees that visit late-season blooms.
I am grateful for the promise of another day, the joy of fall and for trees adorned with bright colors as they bid summer farewell.
I am grateful for old friends and new, for family and for pets, as they make my life full.
And, I am grateful for you, dear reader, as you stop to share my day. May you find solutions to all your problems by changing your thinking and how you view the world. 

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