The difference between dragons and problems


The difference between

a dragon

and a problem

is as follows:


We are able to see

problems as problems

— things external,

things outside us,

things out in the world

that somehow hurt us.


But when we take



for a problem —

convince ourselves

This is my fault

then it becomes

a dragon.


Thus every dragon

is hatched from

a misunderstanding

of what’s hurting us.


And then, instead of

applying attention

and energy

and courage

to solving

the problem,

we invite the dragon

to chew on us.


And it does.


Often for a lifetime.


And the


distracts us

from ever


the problem.






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