The opening lines from the audio. “If you think about it, life is a whole journey of problem solving – one problem after another, big problems and little problems – sometimes a number of them that we’re working on at the same time. So if we’re going to only feel good when we’ve SOLVED it, then we’re going to be feeling crappier A WHOLE LOT more than we need to.
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Written version of my own notes
(This written version won’t necessarily be identical, as I respond in the moment.)
If you think about it, life is a whole journey of problem solving – one problem after another, big problems and little problems – sometimes a number of them that we’re working on at the same time. So if we’re going to only feel good when we’ve SOLVED it, then we’re going to be feeling crappier A WHOLE LOT more than we need to.
Let’s talk about the big stuff, the kind of problems that produce that horrible feeling of dread or rage or anguish – the kind of problems that can seem so big that we may have to numb or disconnect ourselves in the overwhelm of them? How can we feel good while we’re solving THOSE kind of problems? How can we possibly feel peaceful, curious, excited, happy, maybe even joyful WHILE we’re in the middle of solving some big kind of issue like a serious health problem or a relationship breakup or a really stressful situation at work, a financial disaster or even a political or environmental melt down around us? (And I wrote these notes before Russia invaded the Ukraine.) I mean crikey – is that even POSSIBLE to feel good while going through those kind of things?
When I say it’s not only possible, it can be easy, I expect some of you are going to want to slap me.
Your Inner Guidance System is the key.
You follow your Inner Guidance System to figure out what you need to know, what action you need to take, what you need to change and WHEN you need to know or do it. It’s by following our Inner guidance system that feelings like peacefulness, excitement, curiosity, bubbles of happiness and even joyfulness become the norm – the centre point to which you return – even when REALLY crappy things are going on around you.
What do I mean by Inner Guidance System? Is that like those random intuitions that come to you occasionally?
Kind of, but much bigger and more consistent and a whole heap more reliable than that.
We each of us have our own unique way that we experience our Inner Guidance System. And it’s UTTERLY unique to us. We can’t copy anyone else’s way of doing it – that is the source of feeling like we are “not enough”. For the new people among us, I have put a more detailed explanation of the feel good problem solving process AND the five ways of feeling five ways of feeling up on the webpage that that I’ve linked here AND that I’ll send out on the recording. But we don’t want to be here for hours, so for today we’ll focus on actually FEELing OUR OWN unique combination of those five ways of feeling in our Quiet Mind to establish feeling good about the problem itself as a first step and then I’ll work with some people individually.
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