When I was cleaning out some files today, I found this pearl of wisdom from Eckhart Tolle. problemsworryI copied it by hand in December 2012 – obviously it made quite an impression on me then.

And it still impresses me today. Very inspiring. Very wise. I’ll let you know when I manage to actually LIVE like this, okay 😉

Until that day arrives, I’ll reread this several times to remind me that problems are nothing to worry about.

I hope it inspires you as much as it does me:

“Even if we discount all those pseudo-problems (such as worry), that are created by dysfunctional thinking, there still remains the fact that ‘having problems’ seems to be the norm in most people’s lives.
Relationships, finances, work, health…if it’s not one thing, it’s something else.

So, can we accept the possibility that comfort and security are not the ultimate purpose of human existence – and that consciousness evolves and awakens through facing discomfort and insecurity?

Can we accept that we may be here to be challenged, and so no longer resent the fact that we have problems?

Can we accept each moment as it is?

The paradox is that, when we live life like that, with no resentment and no complaining, not only do solutions appear more quickly, but we transcend the entire realm of problems.

All that’s left then is life and its challenges, and we respond to each challenge with peace in our hearts.”

Eckhart Tolle


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