A Simple Way To Get Rid Of (Almost) All Of Your Problems

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Problems. They are seemingly everywhere these days. Just open your phone, talk to a friend, or turn on the news and you will find no shortage of them.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it feels like that our problems just keep growing.

So what are you to do about your problems?

One of the best approaches to reducing the number of problems you face, as well as the severity in how much they affect you, is to understand where your problems actually come from. The answer may surprise you.

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Shifting perspectives is a simple way to get rid of (most) of your problems.

Consider your reaction to a given situation — it's what causes what you often label as "problems" in your life.

If this doesn’t immediately resonate with you, here's another way to look at it.

We believe, at least on the surface, that most of our problems or issues in life seem to stem from something outside of ourselves. Much of this can feel beyond our control. However, what we can control is our reaction to that stimulus.

So if you would like to have a good "litmus test" along your own personal journey of consciousness evolution, observe how you react the next time something in your life goes "wrong."

Shifting perspectives isn't about attacking, defending, blaming, or justifying.

Or are you able to remain conscious, in the moment, without allowing the rush of emotions to take over?

Admittedly, this is an area of opportunity for me, probably like many of us.

However, if you're able to choose to react differently to that same situation, often, the outcome is wildly different. Or perhaps, better yet, to decide first if you even need to "react" at all. 

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Solving problems is about making a choice.

Actually, it’s just more of a choice. A simple choice, but not necessarily an easy one.

Choose to not create any more problems for yourself. To some of you, that may sound like an impossible task.

If you’re like me, my immediate response is "Of course, I don’t want to create problems for myself!"

One of the best methods I’ve found for creating fewer problems in my life is to really understand where my "problems" come from.

Most people have been trained from an early age to have an automatic negative emotional reaction when something doesn’t go as they expect.

However, if you've learned anything from life, it's to expect the unexpected.

What do you do when "problems" do inevitably arise?

Shift your focus inward, initially, instead of the typical outward-first approach. Be at least as interested in what’s going on inside of you as is on the outside.

For without internal peace, external peace is not possible. With internal peace, external peace is not only possible — it’s inevitable. As within, so without.

Here's one last perspective shift on problems, which is something I’ve learned through my journey with plant medicines; ultimately, it's not about solving problems.

It's about realizing that there are no problems. Only situations.

Situations that either need to be dealt with or left alone and accepted until they can be changed or simply change on their own.

View what you may have previously labeled as a "problem" simply as an illusion you've created and chosen to believe.

The great thing about illusions is that the recognition of an illusion also ends it. Its survival depends on your mistaking it for reality.

For when you see these self-constructed illusions for what they really are, you open up to allow the true nature of reality to emerge.

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Troy Madsen is a certified Psychedelic Integration Professional that is passionate about supporting individuals along their personal healing journey. Learn more about Troy and his work at his website