July 10, 2020
By: Baxter Castro Coffee
Once you have adopted a more credible worldview, one that sees life more as God’s Classroom Without Walls instead of game to play, you will need to develop the skills to overcome any obstacles or roadblock on your path to peace and fulfillment. With a credible worldview, you will be able to determine which of the following five roadblocks is preventing you from seeing clearly what wrong or not working in your life:
- You are asking the wrong question.
- You are trying to solve the wrong problem.
- You are going in the wrong direction.
- You don’t have enough information.
- You are fighting the wrong fight.
The reason you need to identify these roadblocks is that you can’t solve a problem you can’t identify, and every problem you encounter will fit into one of these categories. In addition, there will be times when you will be confronted with two or more roadblocks at the same time, e.g. you are going in the wrong direction because you are trying to solve the wrong problem.
Before you can address these roadblocks, you will first need to determine how you are steering your way through life, and whether you are doing this consciously or unconsciously. To live your life unconsciously is to live your life on Automatic Pilot. I define Automatic Pilot as, “A way of thinking believing or acting without conscious engagement – either intellectually, spiritually, physically or emotionally.” When your life is on Automatic Pilot, you are not engaged in the present, you’re just automatically repeating what you have done, thought or believed in the past.
To illustrate the concept of Automatic Pilot, think about the times when you have left your job, driven across town to your home, pulled into your driveway and then all of a sudden realize you’ve just driven across the city, but you didn’t remember any of it because were not consciously engaged with what you were doing. You’ve been making the commute to and from work for so many years that it’s possible to drive past hundreds of buildings, cars and pedestrians without being conscious of what you are doing.
There is a reason our lives drift into Automatic Pilot. If we didn’t do some things automatically (without thinking about them) we would have to be constantly relearning them, e.g. how to use and knife and fork, swing a gold club, tie our shoes, etc. We can become so complacent from repeating our daily routines, that it becomes easier and easier for us to sleepwalk through life.