Problems Or Challenges?

Nam-Myoho-Renge-KyoLife is punctuated by a series of  problems and challenges, but what is the real difference between them? Generally speaking we call situations we can deal with, challenges, and those we fear we cannot deal with, problems. But actually, the difference is in our own heads and depends more on our life-state at the time the situation arises.

If we are in a higher life-state, we look upon the situation as a challenge. We concentrate our energies to resolving the situation and pride ourselves that we rose to the challenge. If, on the other hand, we are depressed and in a lower life-state, we tend to get further depressed by the situation, our life-energies are reduced and the problem, as we now call it, becomes insurmountable.

So the question is, how do we keep our life-energy, and hence our life-state, as high as possible in order to enable us to confront situations with confidence. That’s where chanting comes in. When I chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, I can feel my life-energy increasing.

The more I chant, the louder I chant, the higher my life-state rises, so when situations arise, as they always will, I am in a better position to deal with them. It works for me, and it works for millions of people across the world, so why not give it a go and see whether it will work for you, I’m sure it will.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. One-in-Mind
    May 21, 2013 @ 23:46:00

    Very articulate post! Thanks. Going to re-blog this. xx


  2. One-in-Mind
    May 21, 2013 @ 23:58:48

    Reblogged this on A Ship to cross the Sea of Suffering and commented:
    Here is a brilliant, and well articulated post on how we view problems and challenges depending on our state of life. So how do we change our state of life so that we can react differently when faced with challenges? By chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo .


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