“Inspiration comes from solution consciousness.” — Ananda Sangha
Here’s what happens when I’m thinking about the problem for more than 5 seconds:
- I get upset about the problem.
- I blame myself or someone else.
- I feel frustrated.
- I play the victim.
- I feel self-pity.
- I want to escape from my situation.
- I attempt to control, dominate and manipulate people to get them to change.
- I whine and complain to others.
- Feeling upset, I may take action that inevitable hurts me or others.
- I never find the solution because I’m focused on the problem.
- Lacking faith, I feel hopeless & angry.
Here’s what happens when I’m thinking about the solution:
- I get hopeful that this can be solve.
- I get creative about how to solve it.
- I open my mind to new ideas.
- I ask for help from others.
- I get excited that I can solve this.
- I turn it over to God if I can’t figure it out, which is a great solution, until such time as I’m inspired with another solution.
- Naturally, I invite abundance in.
So the question is, “How do we live in the solution, so that whenever an obstacle arises, we perceive it as an opportunity, never getting upset or frustrated?”
My solution is simple, and works every time when I’m consistent in practicing the following actions:
- Sleep 8 hours.
- Get to bed before 10pm.
- Awake before 6am.
- Listen to inspiration words on arising.
- Stretch/do some yoga first thing.
- Connect with source.
- Affirm ILML and am excited for the day.
- Make my bed.
- Do some light exercises.
- Turn on some fun music – dance and sing while getting ready for the day.
- Shower, brush my teeth, hang up my towel nicely on the rack, use mouthwash, shave, get my hair looking good.
- Have a conversation with myself, talking to both “Big Me” and “Little Me” telling them I love them and they are awesome.
- Straighten up the bathroom.
- Straighten up the bedroom.
- Straighten up the house.
- Smile and laugh. A lot.
- Compliment others. Often.
- Keep my mouth shut, unless I have something nice to say.
- Dress nicely in unwrinkled, clean clothes that match and reflect the very best me I can be as I go out in the day.
- Engage in hobby at least once a day (play guitar, surf, do some art, write some poetry, knit, garden, play with kitty, etc).
- Reach out to others to see how they are and let them know I love them.
- Bring my spiritual backpack to the coffee shop. Read out of the books, highlighting things that resonate. Journal about how things are going and what’s happening in life. This infuses my mind with great ideas and let’s me take an inventory of the great stuff in life and the areas I can improve in.
- Engage in my responsibilities to the best of my abilities to reflect the fact that I’m self-supporting through my own contributions.
- Eat healthy throughout the day, but not late at night.
- Encourage others to be their best.
- Don’t offer unsolicited advice.
- Don’t help others if they can do it themselves, unless they ask and it seems like you’re not enabling them.
- Eliminate caffeine after 3pm.
- Yell out ILML! throughout my day.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get to, and participate in, a 12 step meeting where I can hang out with my tribe and share intimacy (into me you see), and gain life wisdom.
- At home, take a bath before bed, letting the day wash away and soaking in the hot water to calm my mind.
- Be thankful for another great day of life.
- Read in bed until I fall asleep, remembering that today well lived creates a life of wonderful yesterdays.
That list may seem long, but the truth is, we already have a long list of things we do each day. The more that list is comprised of items which invite solution into my life, the more ILML! — JamieQ