Which state do you live in?
If we’re trying to solve problems, we will be given problems to solve.
We will live in problem state.
If we’re curious and hold a state of wonderment, we will be given possibilities to explore.
We will live in possibility state.
The thing is, our externals haven’t really changed — we have.
And now, so has our actual reality.
Still wondering about this? Here’s a thought experiment:
Think of a fairly common situation for yourself. Maybe it’s getting the laundry done that you’re feeling behind on. A good problem to solve, right? Well, now your task is a problem: When will you find the time? How many loads will it take? Which day will you sacrifice other things for, in order to accomplish it? Do you even have a clean shirt, now?
Then, try looking at it not as a problem, but as a possibility. For example, rather than seeing the problem of dirty laundry, see the possibility for clean clothes: Ooo, when might a good time be for this? I wonder which load I’ll wash first? Which day will be enhanced for me when accomplishing it? Hey, look at this cool shirt I found hiding in my closet!
Either way, the laundry will get done. How would you like to feel about it along the way?
(Pro tip: if going from problem to possibility is too challenging right out of the gate, try starting with seeing the problem as neutral. As simply just a thing.)
Just one thought, in either direction, gets us moving.
Where would you like to live, today?