…with respect to some problem you encounter during the week. What happens when you treat the problem itself as a symbol or a pointer that suggests a ‘higher’ space in operation? Does it even make sense at this point to ask this question?
Had a problem caused partly by my own choices, and by circumstances in play, which put me in an agitated-compressed time to complete the task. Deadline had to be met, money I paid would be lost if I did not deliver on time as prescribed. Printer died at the eleventh hour, panic ensued, tried to fix it, couldn’t do it, more time wasted, rushed out bought a new printer, had trouble installing, precious time slipping away, called tech support, finally fixed, after many hours wasted off-plan…task eventually completed.
In panic mode, in the moment, I couldn’t come close to stepping back and dispassionately considering the sequence playing out as symbolic. But afterwards, replaying it in front of ‘mind’s eye’ was another matter. Had I been able to take some breaths, allow the ‘headwinds‘ of circular emotional thinking that was fear related, and based on stories that I imagined, had I realized these stories were just symbols in my mind, ‘worlding away‘, I would have become more calm. More space would have been available to focus directly on the task, my attention would have been less scattered, and clarity would have shown me what to do that would NOT be off-plan and fruitless. Yes, it makes sense to ask the question, a higher space would have been available than that compressed, and self-limiting structure I was creating in that lower space.