Community//

Understanding and Ending the Problem Making Mechanism

You are essentially happy unless in immediate physical danger

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and though they are reviewed for adherence to our guidelines, they are submitted in their final form to our open platform. Learn more or join us as a community member!

We are happy in finding solutions to our problems.

This is a trap in which the human mind is caught.

Solutions can not ‘end’ the problem.

You have to understand the problem making mechanism to end it.

Mind seeks satisfaction through the solution of the problem.

Any problem creates uneasiness in you

It says, ‘take me out of the problem, uneasiness’.

Can one see that this is a new problem?

And this problem raises its head every time one faces an unfavourable situation.

To understand this (new) problem is to end it.

The end of it is the end of the problem making mechanism. Now any action in any direction is relaxed, creative.

 Instead of feeling the uneasiness any problem creates within us, we seek diversion by fanciful ideas like, it is all one’s fate, future will be alright, God will take care and so on or we seek relief by entertainment, intoxications to bypass the feeling of uneasiness. To become aware of the diversion is to stop it.

We see disorder outside. We can take action. Mind is enamoured as if by dealing with outside disorder, order within will be established-one will be happy. But within you there can be no disorder. Even if you perceive disturbance within, it is ‘you’- it is in the field accessible to you only. The disturbance within is in the format, which can not be acted upon. If you see this, supreme relaxation takes over.

Now you can take action in respect of the outer disorder.

You are essentially happy unless you are in immediate physical danger. One is just talking about unhappiness, trying to escape psychological uncomfortableness by ideas, explanations.

You can save yourself physically. But you can not save yourself psychologically. Clearly seeing this lets one drop the issue of happiness. One regains one’s supremacy.

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Community//

Responding to the Present Crisis

by Y V Chawla
Community//

Mental Health and Psychological Laziness

by Y V Chawla
Community//

The Principles Don’t Solve Problems: They Make them Disappear

by Rohini Ross

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.