The problems are the situations where you need to act, but you do not know the exact path of action. At best you know what should be the outcome. For every problem there should be more than one outcome. In this case you even do not know the best outcome.
The problems are the regular part of day-to-day life. The problems can be a very trivial and simple, like the dilemma whether you should take umbrella or not. On the other hands the problems can be very complex and effecting our life extensively, like the dilemma should you choose another job in different town for a higher paycheck and less private time, or stay in current job that is less paid, but gives you more time for private activities.
The answer for any problem cannot be simple. The fact is that every problem is caused by many events and facts that are connected somehow. Basically, we are bringing the decision, but the question is do we process all facts and make the best solution for the problem, or we simply take "ready-fire without aiming" approach.
The answers to the solution of the problems can be found in our sub consciousness. Our sub consciousness is the supercomputer that stores and processes all inputs of our life. The conscious mind can miss something, but sub consciousness does not miss. The problem of utilizing our sub consciousness is the fact that during the awaken state the conscious mind is suppressing messages from the sub consciousness. The conscious mind is fighting with all daily routine things around you. The conscious mind is very loud and is jamming all frequencies. In order to approach the answers from sub consciousness it is necessary to suspend the conscious mind for a while and approach the subconscious mind.
The problem solving meditation should help you to approach the subconscious mind for a problem solving. Place yourself in comfortable position. Sitting position can be very suitable. Chose a quiet and private room. There is no need for dark room, since it is recommended to leave your eyes open. Breath deeply, without any specific pattern. Breath slow and deeply, without any counting or breathing technique. Try to open up your mind while your eyes are carelessly wandering around room. Do not pressure your self or expect any spectacular results, since problem solving may requires more than one session. Keep a note pad and pen close to you. Start thinking about the problem, but do not take it to personal. Imagine as if that is not your problem at all. Try to think about causes of the problem. Try to think about possible solutions. Think about consequences of solution. If nothing comes up to your mind, do not pressure, just try again later. After initial scanning of the problem causes and possible solution, loose your attention from the problem and get some distance from it. Push it gently to the edge of your attention, but still keep it on your horizon. Do not consciously ask for the answers, simply keep the problem in vicinity. You may even allow yourself to become a bit drowsy, but do not fall asleep. Allow spontaneous pictures related to the problem to cross your mind. If you find some picture or word to be interesting, make a note, but in very short words. Do not make full sentences, since you will bring up your conscious that will overpower pictures from your subconscious mind.
The results may not come up from the first problem solving session. Keep writing down ideas that may come up to your mind. The ideas can come up not only when you try to get them, but any time. Record any idea that comes to your mind at any time of the day. The good moments for receiving the pictures and ideas from your mind are not only during the meditation, but during any other period when your conscious mind is slightly suspended from full operational mode. The moment when you awake, but not fully awaken is one example. A long driving is the period is the time when your conscious mind is often not actively involved. During the long driving the subconscious usually takes over; you drive on subconscious autopilot and you may be having a different pictures and thoughts.
Finally meditation is another period for opening the space to your subconscious to speak up. Regardless are you receiving the messages during meditation, before being fully awake, during driving, while waiting in waiting room, or any other period when your conscious mind is loosing focus and your subconscious mind start to transmit messages, it is important to record these messages. Simply write it down. When you are in meditative or "drowsy" state you may not fully remember messages. Wring them down enables you to show it to your conscious mind later on. The conscious mind can take these messages as an a new inputs for decision making.
Problem solving meditation can take time for sub consciousness to process the fact and transmit the message during the periods when the channels are open. The problem solving meditation techniques can be used in wider context too. If you need to do something creative like writing the article o finding the inspiration for something, try to suspend your conscious mind and give your sub consciousness to speak up. Remember to keep the notes of your subconscious messages. Keep notes as they come, do not try to shape them in nice sentences, since you will awake your conscious mind. Just allow your subconscious mind to speak up.
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