There's not a day goes by that I don't find myself in some situation that doesn't present me with the fact that I'm lacking in knowledge or experience, that gives me cause to take pause and question, that requires that I seek an answer. It may be a moral dilemma that demands I go within, explore, examine, and reexamine my core beliefs. Or, it may simple be about reading the instructions that came with a new appliance, that little booklet that I was so quick to discard.
Just this morning I was feeling frustrated regarding my seeming inability to adhere to a simple program of self-discipline necessary to reach some specific personal goals in an attempt to find and fulfill my purpose. I sat down, picked up a little periodical that came in the mail. I was reading a brief article about another person's experience, and there it was, the answer I was looking for, all in one brief sentence of seven words.
"The truth is out there."
There are certain of
words of wisdom that apply to a very broad spectrum of our human
experience. That being said, it has been
my experience, thus my opinion that I, and assumedly others tend to judge these
words of wisdom by the source with which they were presented to us. For instance, if you're a church going person
and put your faith in God and you hear these words of wisdom from some preacher
during a sermon, you may likely assume that they are Divinely inspired, the
Word of God the Teacher, or even see it as prophecy of a Biblical
proportion. But, If you're a
non-believer and of a scientific bent and you hear these words of wisdom in a
physics lecture and they're attributed to Albert Einstein, they you may be of a
mind to perceive them as the distilled truths of a brilliant mind.
We often hear the
adage: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
How many times have
you been seeking resolution to for an issue?
It may be a moral issue that has you in a quandary, a situation where
your own values and principals are at stake.
Or, it may be an issue on the physical plane, a health challenge or wish
to make changes in diet or nutrition. Then again it may be an actual issue of
physics. You're trying to build or create something, but not secure in your
You've hit the wall,
you're not sure of the next move. Then,
out of the blue, you're presented with the answer. It's laid before you in the form of a new
point of view, a few words in something you're reading, the unsolicited advice
of a friend or total stranger, Google, or a YouTube tutorial?
Regardless of our
spiritual beliefs or lack thereof, the mind that seeks and remains open will
find answers. When we open the channel to learn, the teacher will certainly