Sensing or Seeking?
“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 my way inward has become an engaging and fun exploration of the many dimensions of life and possibility within.
Seek, and you shall seek.