It’s a mission we accept – more or less – from childhood. Every pain and other stimuli are best explored and a customised solution found for it. We all do it.
We may very often underestimate actually how well we live life, but when it comes to responding to the things that are thrown our way, we’re keenly responsive and most intrinsically motivated.
Even those given to addiction are trying their best to respond to the ways they’re led—to trouble-shoot their pain. Unfortunately, they’re unreliably informed and their responses are only hindering, and not helping, them.
What Are Our ‘Troubles’ and How Are We ‘Fixing’ Them?
This is a good and most fundamental question to ask ourselves.
By simply asking this sort of question, and as regularly as we can, we can make ourselves more aware of exactly what we’re seeing in and through our lives, as well as gaining insight into our unique way of handling these.
Gaining an acute understanding of the self’s perception and response to living situations is really a great blessing for increasing our capacity for life in the future.
With this we give the logical mind both permission and scope to explore—to self-educate and to rectify. And we’ll always see something good to see in that because we cannot stop trouble-shooting our lives.
Trouble-Shooting the Trouble-Shooter
At a higher level a technician comes in to analyse why a machine or process isn’t working as it’s designed to. Similarly, we’re giving permission to ourselves to explore the mind’s responses—both those which are adequate and those which aren’t—before a ‘feedback report’ is given to the owner of the system—we, us, ourselves.
This is rather like an organisation giving a consultant reign over part of operations so they might explore how things might be further improved—for efficiencies.
Only with us, we’re intrinsically motivated, right?
When we trouble-shoot the trouble-shooter, and we’re honest, we can only really improve our ‘efficiencies’ and this to a happy, more reliable and peaceable us.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.