“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
I am beginning to see lots of truth in what Albert Einstein said, that no problems could be solved in the same level of consciousness that had created it. It essentially means that we need a paradigm shift in solving any problems our mind is throwing at us. More often, we need to have that “holistic trust”, the gut-feeling which tells us that everything is happening exactly for our own growth.
The pain of depression, the confusion caused by existential questions, and the paradox of the existence are all too much for the mind to interpret. When I use(d) the mind to navigate through these things, nothing wa(i)s ever fruitful. But in a holistic sense, these are all good for me in a way, to go beyond them.
That needs trust in the process and a belief in the existence. The situations in everyday life always give us the invitation, to align with our holistic sense of direction. They invite us to trust the process and the way things are happening to us. Everything is unfolding in exactly in the same way as they are supposed to be. Even when we can’t see that, a tiny glimpse through that intuition gives us the necessary confidence.
All these necessary confusions are kind of manure for our inner growth and well-being. These are lessons learned the hard way. The being in us knows the rhythm, for when to engage and when to rest from the process, when to make use of the “concepts” about the reality and when to go beyond them.
At the end of the day, it is not those big moments, but in the million small moments that we come in communion with life. The heartbreaks, the failures, the unrequited loves, and the shame we carry within us are sometimes the necessary modules we need to take, to go the next level of the journey, from here to here.