by dr. susan nettleton
Much of modern thinking is geared to problem solving. As Life becomes more complex and our solutions more sophisticated, we are flooded with information to help us track, analyze, and diagnose problems in order to “fix” them. But our fascination with “fixing” and our fear of things “broken” can lead us further and further away from a genuine enjoyment of life as it is. Sometimes it takes a conscious choice to reflect on what is good now, what is healthy already, to bring us the ease we seek. The more we worry about “what’s wrong,” the more important it becomes to balance our perceptions with gratitude for “what’s right.” Ironically, recognition of what is working well, right now, gives us an acceptance of Life as it is—an openness—that allows Life to offer us our real solutions and our real healing.