Wendell Johnson said, "All of our problems stem from our inability to state clearly and specifically what the problem is." (Or words to that effect). We assume that things should be a certain way, but things are not that way, and we are lost in a fog of things being not right somehow, but we have no idea how. We live unconsciously. Our problem is a spiritual problem. Spiritual in a way that has nothing to do with theology. Spiritual in a way that has everything to do with enlightenment-- with illumination-- with seeing/perceiving/understanding/ realizing/knowing what's what and what needs to be done in response to it. Spiritual in a way that has everything to do with our essential nature and our innate virtues that are ours from birth, which we know nothing about because we are unconscious of all of the important stuff. Our problem is becoming conscious/aware of the problem-- of waking up, being enlightened, illumined, tuned in, aware, alert, understanding, knowing all that we are unconscious of. Becoming spiritually astute, savvy, discerning, perceptive/intuitive/etc. in ways that have nothing whatsoever to do with theology, and everything to do with being who we are, where we are, when we are, how we are here/now. This is the work of being human, of being alive. It is the work of being awake and aware. In each situation as it arises. All our life long.