There are over 25,000 books on Amazon with the phrase “how to find” in their title. Whether you are seeking a job, money, man, woman, health, happiness, god, or yourself – you can purchase at least one book promising to fill that void in your life.
The reason so many such books exist? They sell.
We are continually seeking for something in our lives. Whether it be a personal matter like rewarding relationships or something more substantial such as meaning and purpose – still are we seeking.
The irony is that the world was made to give the illusion that we could actually find what we’re looking for. And thus we keep on searching, believing and hoping that our desires will be fulfilled.
The world was made that problems could not be escaped. (T-31.IV.2)
“Seek but do not find” remains this world’s stern decree, and no one who pursues the world’s goals can do otherwise. (M-13.5)
When we join with the ego thought system, we continually experience sorrow and regret – yet ever hopeful for a better outcome.
And so he seeks it in a thousand ways and in a thousand places, each time believing it is there, and each time disappointed in the end. (M-13.5)
But we need not seek it in a thousand ways or twenty-five thousand books – instead, we can choose a different thought system – one that leads to immediate satisfaction and lasting joy.
Join us in Monday’s class where we’ll explore the unfortunate nature of seeking but not finding, and how we can completely transform that experience. I look forward to seeing you then.