Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved

This post was written by DoctorJay on January 18, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

I looked at the title of today’s exercise: “Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved,” and opened a book by Yogananda at the same time (I don’t know why I did this – as I’m studying A Course in Miracles and finding peace I do things like this more often)…

It came to: “Man has come on earth solely to learn to know God, he is here for no other reason. This is the true message of the Lord. To all those who seek and love Him, he tells of that great Life where there is no pain, no old age, no war, no death – only eternal assurance.”

A Course in Miracles workbook says about this:

A problem cannot be solved if you do not know what it is. Even if it is really solved already you will still have the problem, because you will not recognize that it has been solved. This is the situation of the world. The problem of separation, which is really the only problem, has already been solved. Yet the solution is not recognized because the problem is not recognized.

In our longer practice periods today we will ask what the problem is, and what is the answer to it. We will not assume that we already know…

The exercises for today will be successful to the extent to which you do not insist on defining the problem. Perhaps you will not succeed in letting all your preconceived notions go, but that is not necessary. All that is necessary is to entertain some doubt about the reality of your version of what your problems are.

First long practice period:

  • I just went very deep without getting any answer. I know what I imagine my problems are and I also know these are not my real problems.

Second long practice period:

  • I suddenly came up with the idea that I have no problems.
  • This changed to, “the problem is that you imagine you have a problem.”
    As has happened for the last few days exactly as was typing the first word problem in the above the audio I’m listening to said the word problem.
  • I thought of all sorts of problems and made them bigger and bigger. Even so deep down there were no problems.
    As it happened immediately after I wrote the above the Firefox browser I’m using had a problem and restarted and then my network connection had a problem and took a few minutes to come back up after rebooting the router.
    But those are no problems.
    At this moment I opened the training book I was given at my new work to my homework for tonight. It said: “No Problem, Sir!”

Let that be today’s message…

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