Seek and Ye Shall NOT Find
I wanted to share a recent insight that I've been meditating on. As readers of my blog know, I really value reading and the power of books. And I also enjoy sharing snippets from current books in my Instagram stories. So basically if I come across something that I find interesting I share that section of the text.
Some nights I read for a while and find that there's nothing to share at all. And then other nights I end up sharing multiple lines of text. This led me to scouting for lines to share just for the chance at sharing something. So I searched and searched and of course.........found absolutely nothing. Why is this? Well, I think it's a mysterious law of the universe that lays this ground rule: "Seek and Ye Shall NOT Find".
Then I gave up looking for an interesting passage of text to share and continued my reading and within a paragraph, of course, found a very thought-provoking line to share. This rule applies to many other areas of life: work, relationships, solutions to problems etc. It's especially true while playing the game Cards Against Humanity; anyone who has played the game knows that when you pick up a new card, it would have been the perfect card to have just played, the one you were seeking.
I think this is pretty funny and has taught me a valuable lesson about the definition of "seeking", seeking is defined as "The attempt to find (something)." I think problem lies with the attempting. I don't think the answer to this paradox is the all-to-obvious inverse (to let something find YOU) but instead of that its lesson is to remove the attempt and to simply "Find". Hope everyone has a Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸