Put Forth The Effort To Seek

“If you wish to find, you must search. Rarely does a good idea interrupt you.” ~ Jim Rohn …

Similar to a treasure hunter with a metal detector on a beach, we too must search if we wish to find. And being a seeker applies to every aspect of our lives–seeker of the truth, seeker of God, seeker of wealth, seeker of justice, seeker of fulfillment, and so forth. Most of us hear about others seeking things in life, but how often do we talk about what we seek. Is it fairness… justice… love… integrity? Perhaps it is a better life for ourselves, or happiness and joy for those we care about. Maybe it is for better resources to serve others in our area who are less fortunate and in need, or perhaps it is simply for more purpose and fulfillment in life. And what do we seek in our relationships with others? Is it better communication and a deeper understanding and love with our spouse or a loved one, or for more control over their lives?

Some of us do not seek–perhaps we have instead resigned to wishing that things will somehow happen, or that things will just get better in time. Or maybe we feel that the answer will simply come to us someday, without the need of our time and efforts to seek for it. From experience, however, we all know that the chances of that happening are simply not that good, and that results come more effectively, and efficiently, when we put forth the effort to seek.

Sometimes searching involves a lot of action on our part–finding the right books, meeting the right people, making the right decisions, putting ourselves out there and challenging the status quo, and doing those things that are important and required of us. Other times it involves listening instead of speaking–truly hearing what others have to say rather than being intent on making ourselves heard and sharing our own thoughts. And sometimes, searching is done right there in the silence of our minds and hearts–in sitting quietly and allowing our thoughts to settle, or slowing down and being more aware of our feelings. It is quite comforting to realize that the answers to the questions we seek already reside within us.

Discover your own ways of searching–there is no defined way, no right or wrong and no blueprints to follow; and there are infinite amounts of things for you to seek in life. If you hope to find… just make sure that you search.

Seek for something you desire to find.

Questions to consider:

Why might we fall into complacency and stop searching for more of the important things in life?

What are some of the more important things in your life?

Which has more value in the end–finding an answer, or the search for that answer? Why?

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.” ~ Morgan Scott Peck


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