Use Thought Creatively
by Friends of Godwin
Reflection is using thoughts in a very creative way. Usually we use thoughts destructively to create our own suffering, but when you use thought creatively you’re using it to work with the suffering, all kinds of suffering.
So what is important is that with a mind that is calm, with a mind that is clear, you start to reflect on the problem you are having. And a very interesting exercise is to see that problem, to see that situation, from different angles.
Usually we see only one or two aspects of the problem, but when we reflect in this way we can see so many areas, so many aspects of this problem that we are reflecting on.
So this in itself becomes a meditation, and from this a solution to the problem may arise in this kind of meditative reflection.