SOLUTIONS

There is always a solution to every dilemma – always. It might not be the solution we want and it might take longer than we wish, but it’s always there. The biggest problem is that we most often don’t see it, we rack our brains trying to find a solution and just seem to get more and more stuck. As I have said before, we carry all answers within – also the solution to our present dilemma so why is it so hard to find?

First of all, every one of us have a mind-set of how things are supposed to be which effectively closes the door on every possibility that doesn’t fit in our mind-set. Secondly, we might not like the solution much because we want another outcome. As life is a learning experience, we never have answers before-hand, we are sort of “swinging it” as we go along and even though we think we have an overview of how it is supposed to be, we don’t. The idea of “supposed to be” springs from our mind-set, learning and training in days gone by and we tend to stick to our pre-conceived notions. Basically we have a very small knowledge of how “fate” moves and an even smaller amount of trust.

I have an example for you: A friend of mine built himself a recording studio that ended up costing more than expected, so when the time came to buy the equipment, there was not enough money left. He was anguished, seeing his dream go down the drain and tried to figure out ways to find more money. We had a long talk and I told him not to worry, this was but a learning process along the way and it would work out fine, he would get the equipment.  Needless to say he thought me a fool and a dreamer, but as he couldn’t find a solution he just let it go for the moment and he already had a date with the company selling equipment. He went there and spent hours checking out the goods and choosing what he wanted for the studio. When all was done, it turned out that he had just enough money…until it came to the paper-work. The company was a whole-sale company and could not sell to him since he was not a retailer. As he felt his dream go down the drain – again, the guy looked at him and said; “Well, since we have already decided on everything, we will make an exception for you.”

My friend ended up getting all his equipment at whole-sale price, which was exactly the amount of money he had. This was one solution that had never entered his mind. He is now doing beautiful work in his funky recording studio. 🙂

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