July 15

Today's quotation:

If you wish to find, you must search.
Rarely does a good idea interrupt you.

Jim Rohn

Today's Meditation:

We've all heard the term "seeker."  We have seekers of the truth, seekers of God, seekers of fortune, seekers of justice.  And we always seem to talk about them in the third person, rarely in the first person.  But what do you seek?  Do you seek a better life for yourself, or more fulfillment, or better resources to serve abused children or spouses in the area where you live?

Do you seek better communication with your children or your spouse?  Or do you just wish that somehow it will happen, that with time things will simply get better, even if no one seeks the desired results?  Perhaps the answer will simply appear one day, without you ever taking the time or making the decision to find that answer.  I think we all know from experience, though, that the chances of such a thing happening are slim to none.

Sometimes searching involves a lot of action, finding the right books and meeting the right people and doing the important things.  Sometimes, though, searching involves sitting quietly and allowing our thoughts to settle in silence, as we realize that we might already have the answer inside ourselves.  Sometimes searching involves listening instead of speaking, truly hearing what others have to say rather than being intent on making ourselves heard and sharing our own ideas.

Sometimes searching means slowing down and being aware of our surroundings, for there often are many answers already here, waiting patiently for us to become aware of them.

Find your own ways of searching, but make sure that you search.  Your answers are out there (or in there), simply waiting for you to begin to look for them.

Questions to consider:

Why is it so easy for us to fall into complacence and stop searching for some of the more important things in life?

What would you consider to be some of the more important things in life?

Which is more important--finding an answer, or the search for that answer?

For further thought:

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur
when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy,
or unfulfilled.  For it is only in such moments, propelled
by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts
and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck

  

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