Sensing or Seeking?

Seeking answers“The answers are within.”

How many times have we all heard this statement? I have spent much of my life seeking answers. I have spent much of my time pursing methods to find my answers within.

Seeking implies finding that which is not yet attained.

A fortunate moment arrived upon me recently, while I was sitting with a cup of coffee wondering about nothing in particular – not seeking. I was not engaging in a practice of seeking within. I was just sitting there, suspended for a few breaths, wondering. And there it was, my “within.” Since I had somehow “attained within,” I understood that seeking it, in and of itself, is direction away from that which is already here.


Sensing implies feeling for what is already present.
The answers are within. Now I play with sensing myself, toward inner answers. It is not as fancy as many of the ancient and modern methods. It barely feels like I am doing anything. It’s hard to say it is a “practice.”
Sensing withinSensing my way inward has become an engaging and fun exploration of the many dimensions of life and possibility within.
Seek, and you shall seek.

Sense, and you just might find.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Claudette on August 25, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I would like to have a phone number
    To know more information wit out being on the blog post thank you

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT on August 26, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Hi Claudette,
      You can find my contact info at the Contact Us form at my website – here is the link:

  2. JOI on August 25, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Thank you…it was the true answer for me today…i was seeking for!!!!!

  3. rose dabine on August 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I shall pass this wisdom along.

  4. Deborah Mason on August 18, 2016 at 11:28 am

    wow, good insight. I am in the process of learning this…I have always had good success going after my goals actively… I am working on just being quiet and letting life move around me and mixing just reacting with actively achieving…sounds impossible, but right for me…just sense, good way to put it….

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