Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.” Part One

Facing a tough time at work?  A challenge in your marriage?
What got you there
          is not going to get you out of there. 
 
                 This isn’t just about changing your mind.
                          This is about a change of consciousness. 
If you do a  Google search for mind you’ll find:
“the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world.”
Be aware. I love that. It’s not just accept this random thought that comes to me.
My mind is precious, and I can gear it to be “aware of the world.”  That means being attuned to what is happening in my relationships.  It’s not just going through the motions to be a great coworker, wife or neighbor. It’s about being aware of the world of relationships around you.
Equally, mind can mean to:
  1. be distressed, annoyed, or worried by.
Wow. All of a sudden our mind becomes our enemy.  We let it get us worried.  It’s not anything that made it be so, it’s just that our mind can become distressed/annoyed/worried, just because.
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CONSCIOUSNESS IS DIFFERENT
Yet consciousness is different.  It’s “the state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings.” And that it’s “especially something within ourself.”  
Now that’s different! That’s not just being aware, but also being awake. Be alert to what your mind is telling you. Be awake to the still small voice.
Our mind can be positive or negative. Consciousness is the state of being awake to ourselves, to our world, and the people we affect.
As Einstein says, “No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.”
That means in whatever situation we are facing, we need to rise up to a new consciousness.    Now you can address your husband or your coworker in a meaningful way. Take a new approach!
14 Mar 1951, Princeton, New Jersey, USA --- Albert Einstein sticks out his tongue when asked by photographers to smile on the occasion of his 72nd birthday on March 14, 1951. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

14 Mar 1951, Princeton, New Jersey, USA — Albert Einstein sticks out his tongue when asked by photographers to smile on the occasion of his 72nd birthday on March 14, 1951. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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