Here I am with this beautiful, incredible tool to solve problems; figure things out.  The real problem is when I become associated with the problems in my mind and they become me.  Compulsive thinking, to me, is the constant reliving a situation in my mind and trying to force a solution.   The problem is invariably  that in which I have no control or I would have found the solution.  So I have learned to recognize when my mind is churning, quieting the mind , and allowing the solution to come from the deeper self, letting go and tapping into my true center which is not my mind.  This is what yoga has taught me.  Just as on our mats, in the simplest or most advanced posture or pose, it is never forced, but is brought forth from our quiet, centered place, that place where true strength resides.