Some of the chronic problems that millions of people suffer from today might be solved by gaining a little detachment from their minds and emotions, so they can stand back a little when the mind is agitated and see the ways in which it makes mountains out of molehills. Many problems simply are not real; they start to seem real only when we dwell on them. The thorniest problems to solve are those that are not real; yet most of us go on giving them our best efforts. - Eknath Easwaran What are you noticing about your problems? Are they real? ... for Mindful Monday ... Photo credit: "Thorny," Terry Robinson, 2012.