How Do You Stay Calm in the Middle of Several Problems?

It’s been happening for five of my clients. It’s been happening in my life. We put out a fire in our personal life and two erupt in our business. It looks like we’re getting those under control, and then we have a health scare. We do what needs to be done for our health and then there’s a crisis with our mother or daughter.

Maybe something like this has been happening for you too?

My clients tend to solve problems well. So do I. You probably do too.

And constant problem-solving takes a toll on us – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

I’ve been pondering Einstein’s idea that “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” I then argue with God that I didn’t create some of the problems in my life. Then, I realize that I’ve created so much thinking around the problems – including labeling them as problems.

So, onto new thinking …

I’m engaging and encouraging my clients to engage in a specific type of new thinking for just 5 minutes once or twice a day. From the book, The Way of Mastery, Part One: The Way of the Heart: “Sit in a chair for 5 minutes. And, observe all that you see, all that you feel, all that you think, as though a perfectly awakened Christ was the only one sitting in the chair.”

I’ve found my 5-minute sessions to be truly miraculous. One filled me with beautiful self-compassion. After I finished another, the idea of “problem” didn’t even make sense.

How Do You Stay Calm in the Middle of Several Problems?
In a third session, I saw myself as an explosion of Light.

One of my clients came out of one of her sessions giggling. Another dissolved a long-time grudge. A third client came out of one of her sessions without a physical pain that had been bothering her for months.

I wholeheartedly encourage you to try this simple and powerful 5-minute practice. Including when you don’t have any problems!

Even though I’ve been practicing the 5-minute sessions only intermittently until recently, I notice flickering moments beyond my sessions of also being only a perfectly awakened Christ. It’s awesome.

I’d love to hear your experiences! Join the conversation – comment below.

To living our perfectly awakened Christ Self more and more …

2 comments to How Do You Stay Calm in the Middle of Several Problems?

  • Ann Strong

    Ken, you are so welcome. I’m so happy for you and all those who’s lives you touch that “A Course of Love” and “The Way of Mastery” have so richly expanded your knowing of who you are!

  • Ken

    Like you, Ann, I have doing the 5-minute exercise. In my case, it is as I get into bed and I have been doing it for over a year. I have moved into thinking that Jesus would put his pants on one leg at a time (if he were to wear pants). He would get up out of bed and turn the printer off if he noticed it was still on. Etc., etc. The Dalai Lama explained to Maya Angelou (and millions) that he sometimes needs to fart on airplanes. So, this, this typing a message while eating a TJs Peanut Butter Cup, is expressing Christ Consciousness. I am a wave in the ocean of Godness, full time, full on, whether I am farting or praying.

    Nowadays, in addition to my 5 minutes each night I more and more frequently notice myself noticing at odd moments thru the day that I am expressing Christ Consciousness. Yay!

    Thank you again for having recommended first “A Course of Love” and then “The Way of Mastery.” They (and you) have been true God-sends to me!

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