The crux of the matter

Recently, I was in a discussion about the word “crux” and its meaning. Webster’s definition centers around finding resolutions to problems:

Crux of the Matter

Solution or Journey?

1 : a puzzling or difficult problem : an unsolved question

2 : an essential point requiring resolution or resolving an outcome <the crux of the problem>

As an aside it’s intriguing to note the word comes from the latin “Cruc” for cross or torture. So a difficult problem is likened to torture?

In my professional life and writings on The Merchant Stand there are definitely recurring cruxes.  Oh but to solve these problems and what would it mean? Is there a final resolution? Or does the resolution lie within the journey itself?

What are the cruxes in your life?