A Fresh Perspective on Problem Solving, by Van Driessen

In today’s society, we are faced with many challenges.  Daily a barrage of problems are systematically brought to our attention via the internet, social media, television and the radio.  Sometimes this type of constant exposure exacerbates the personal problems we may be facing.  In this article, Van Driessen, a colleague and a writer who focuses on spirituality and health from his perspective as a Christian Science Practitioner, offers his personal experience and unique insight on a more viable (always present, spiritual) solution to every challenge or problem that may cross our path.  Take a moment and read this enlightening article and see what Van has to share.

perspectiveAre you feeling stuck with a chronic health issue or discouraged with long-term unemployment or worried by a troubled relationship with no clear solution?

If you’ve found various approaches to solving these chronic challenges just haven’t produced results, the research and ideas shared in Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving, by Dr. Lisa Miller, might just offer some insights on a key element to finding solutions to knotty problems. That element is our awareness of a benevolent higher power and an understanding of our connection to that power. Dr. Miller, Founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at the Teachers’ College, Columbia University, notes that her department’s research over the last 10 years indicates this is the greatest resource we have.

Although spirituality as a foundation for solving problems and living a good life was understood for millennia, in our modern age it has been and often is ignored. We’re constantly told that solutions can only be found through secular human inventions or actions – chemical  and mechanical systems for solving illness and human footsteps for taking care of things such as employment and relationships. Attention to things of the Spirit, while perhaps making a recent resurgence, have been systematically eliminated from daily life.

But if we’re not getting results with the recommended solutions and tapping into this divine resource is something we want to explore, where can we begin?

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org