“ No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it” – Albert Einstein
Consciousness defined: A term used to refer to a variety of aspects of the relationship between the mind and the world with which it interacts.
In other words, if the mind keeps the same relationship with how it perceives things, then it stays stuck in the problem.
Often we try so hard to figure something out, we end up even more confused and frustrated. This happens because our minds are cluttered with the same old thoughts and perceptions, resulting in our inability to resolve anything. We think our way to exhaustion.
Only when we still our minds and find a place of calm are we able to stop the cycle. This is why meditation practices are so important. We need a clean slate to work with or we end up with a disorganized mess.
Einstein knew that his mind had to shift to solve a problem, and the evidence of what he achieved is a powerful testimony.
He took meditation naps during his working day to develop new theories. He said: "The really valuable thing is intuition". "Through meditation I found answers before I even asked the question."
Einstein’s word is good enough for me!
Let me know in the comments below if you have practiced meditation and how it has worked for you. If you have never meditated, would you like to start?