1 + 1 = ?
is a problem
“This is a lie.”
is a paradox,
a problem often implies
in this case
—with which to solve
while a paradox
If you mistake
for a problem,
the more time you spend
applying the method
will solve the problem,
the more time
you may spend
It’s ok to give up.
What may be more important
is getting to the heart of what we want.
Not the thing we say or think we want,
but the thing for which our heart yearns,
floating right on the threshold
of our conscious and sub-conscious.
Once we become aware of what this is,
we tend to realize that there are many ways to attain this.
In that moment, “giving up” becomes
but a matter of giving up one of many methods of attaining this.
“giving up” can eliminate the very thing getting in the way
of making progress:
our insistence on a particular method.
Thereby helping us make greater progress
toward attaining what we want
if even if it is merely temporary.