Einstein theorized, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”. I believe he was only partially correct. Because while yes, it is true that our thinking must change, to change, my understanding also informs me that before our thinking about any given thing can change, we must first change how we feel about that given thing.
Do I LOVE a thing or do I fear a thing?
This is not a decision we come to with reason first, but rather emotion first and then we manifest our story about that thing in our brains. It follows then, trying to convince others to think different about a thing in their heads without first addressing how they feel about something in their hearts, “I” feel, is an exercise in futility.
In summation: Einstein may have been more correct had he stated, “We cannot solve our problems with same feeling we used when we created them.”.
Lastly, ask yourself this; do you exist because you think you are or because you feel you are? For me the answer is obvious; I exist because I feel I am real, not because I think I am. I mean really, what would it mean to be, if we felt nothing.
It is not because you think and fear that you are, it is because you feel and LOVE
Embrace the eternal mystery; you are Infinity feeling and Infinity is you loving
The nothing that lives, the everything that dies, the absolute that is the process
It is not our thinking that must change for us to understand, it is our feeling…
“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, “Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody.” … [My dark side says,] I am no good… I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the “Beloved.” Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller