Episode 79: The Roots of a Problem

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“Your mind is like rich soil, and if given sufficient time any problem that comes along takes root like a weed, and then you have the trouble of pulling it out; but if you do not give the problem sufficient time to take root, then it has no place to grow and it will whither away.” ~ Krishnamurti from Think on These Things

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The Roots of a Problem

“Your mind is like rich soil, and if given sufficient time any problem that comes along takes root like a weed, and then you have the trouble of pulling it out; but if you do not give the problem sufficient time to take root, then it has no place to grow and it will whither away.” ~ Krishnamurti from Think on These Things

BRILLIANT.

You have a problem? Alright. Welcome to humanity.

Now, what do you do? Talk about it? Complain about it? Ruminate on it? That’s like tending to the weeds in your garden. NOT a good idea. (Unless, of course, you’re growing a weed garden, in which case, keep on cultivating the ugly stuff!)

If, on the other hand, you’re committed to developing a beautiful life, be careful what you let take root in your mind.

We’ve got an infinite array of ways we can keep the problems/weeds from getting solid roots and they’re all grounded in accepting what is (ideally: LOVING what is), choosing an empowering response to the challenge (why not look for the lesson in it?), and taking effective action (so we feel good or we feel bad, the only relevant question for the mature human being is: “Now what needs to be done?”).

So, however you choose to respond to your problems, remember your mind is like rich soil. Don’t give your problems enough time to take root.