Who is the Problem Maker?

The question of problems, and I mean problems in life. We can all relate to it in one way or another, but the structure and the nature of what we consider a problem in life is the same to all of us and to all of the problems.

It seems that it is accepted that a problem is something that needs to be solved. It’s a certain disorder that needs to come to order. And that makes sense, or we can relate to it. The question is, what makes disorder disorder, and what do we create in the attempt to turn this so-called disorder to order? 

To walk away from all philosophical, theoretical, conceptual arguments, best is to look at the facts. The course of life is constantly flowing, changing, adapting, and there is an assumption very deeply rooted in us that we can recognize and appreciate the quality of the flow which we relate to order. 

The assumption is that we can say when things are in place as they should be, and we can say when they go out of this flow. But this needs to be questioned once and for all within yourself.

When you look at the fact, what is a flow in life? All is subjective. You have a preference for things to be in a certain way. Someone else has a different preference. You get used to a certain pace, or sequence, or rituals, or the opposite of those, and then when the actuality doesn’t meet your preference, you say this is out of the flow, there is a problem. 

Maybe preference is the problem. 

Can you prefer what-is? 

Can you in your life live, flow, and prefer, meaning give the utmost care, and attention, and energy to what-is? What problem will you have? 

So all sounds quite intuitive, it makes sense, but you would say “it’s easier said than done.”

It’s very true, in fact, it cannot be done. What’s taking place is that what-is, the things as they are, is always as it is, whether your preference meets that or not. You, on the other hand, never blend within what-is, because what-is, is a fact, and you are a set of ideas, preferences, changing values, different reactions. 

So the real question is, can what is take command in your life? And in a slightly, not twisted, but misleading way, can you trust what-is? 

Again the answer, no. What-is doesn’t seek, or need, or can be subject to your attitude. What-is, is simply as it is. So the whole view turned from a problem in what-is, to see that you, as the one that so-called has the problem, are the problem, if at all. 

But then you don’t need to go far to see that you are part of what-is. With all your complications, with all your contradictions, with all your paradoxical existence, you are part of what-is. You are a fact in that sense. Only that there needs to be a very clear and direct encounter with the nature of yourself, with the elusive, unfactual nature of the self that claims to prefer a certain flow. 

It all leads to the edge of the mind, the cliff of the mind, I like to call it, where you as the one that tries to solve problems, that raises flags about problems and so on, you yourself make the problem exist, you invent the problems, and that’s the nature of that movement of self. 

And the more you come to see it, the more peace is. Not the peace that is shakable, but the presence of what-is without resistance. And you can look at that now or whenever you realize, that while you can spend your life, solving problems that you invent, you can change your direction and approach, give the attention to the nature of the problem maker.

Reach the cliff of the mind, reach the recognition of your inherent limitation to change it, and move very softly without declaring it in your flow of attention to the appreciation of the beauty of what-is. 

There is only one perfection, which is what-is. You don’t need to understand it, you certainly don’t need to have a say or a preference or direct it. You can meet it as it is and be part of it, which you are, without resistance. 

Now I will just clarify where the trap is. This has nothing to do with giving up. On the contrary, this is the most vivid exploration. There is nothing passive in that. So find the joy, the beauty, and the aliveness in exploring the whole field of problems and seeing the nature of it and the nature of you in regard to it. 

This is a never-ending journey that only becomes more real and beautiful as you meet it, the actuality of it.

It’s about You!

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