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?
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.
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.
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.
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.