"If you encounter a problem...your response to that situation will take you either up or down. You can lash out at the difficulty, resenting it and feeling sorry for yourself...tak(ing) you down into a pit of self-pity." OR "The problem can be a ladder, enabling you to climb up and see your life from My perspective." (121)
God has equipped us with a small almond-shaped "toggle switch" in our brains that enables us to experience the "perspective-lifter" or the "ladder" that helps us to "climb up" into a new more God-glorifying perspective. We can intentionally activate the switch (or climb the ladder) to gain a heightened perspective on our problems. With God's help problems can become doors of incredible opportunity. It's all about bringing His presence into every aspect of our thought life.
Making my amygdala give God glory...dmc