I fall into the trance, the story, what I tell myself, and I get lost. Sometimes I get lost in the contentions in and between my head and my heart when I endeavor to solve a problem that asks me to stretch my imagination. I talk to friends, and in the presence of the shared consciousness, I wake up. Albert Einstein wisely surmised, “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” This lesson arrives with greater frequency as I slowly learn over and over to discover a higher (or deeper) level, which interestingly can be a simpler, more fundamental way of thinking.


Jiddu Krishnamurti, an educational philosopher of the 20th century, informs my thinking when I am amid fellow students of his teachings. This challenges me to go deeper into order to connect with my intuition, my desires, my lessons. My problem-solving practices challenge me much more in the privacy of my head and my heart than in the company of people who help enlighten my thought. The fact that I need loved ones and friends to help me find enlightenment becomes increasingly evident over time.


The process speaks to the HEROES competency–ACCURACY. My problem-solving exercises require precision in thinking. What is the actual problem? What ignorance must I remedy? What are my resources? What is the desired result? What influence do I have in bringing that about? Who can facilitate warranted actions aimed at a desired result? Is patience a required element?


Einstein makes an exquisite point. Thinking on a higher (or deeper) level to address our problems challenges our intelligence and potentially all nine HEROES resiliency competencies. If you wish discover better problem-solving and coping strategies, please Contact me, Vanessa Landau, Resiliency Trainer, for Co-Creative Transformation–Resiliency Coaching–and I will guide you problem-solving and decision-making.

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