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What if the answers we seek are within?

Always we hope that someone else has the answer,
some other place will be better,
some other time it will all turn out.
This is it.
No one else has the answer.

No other place will be better.
And it has already turned out.

At the center of your being you have the answers.
And you know what you want.

There is no need to run outside for better seeing,
nor to peer from the window.

Rather abide at the center of your being.
For the more you leave it,
the less you know.
Search your heart and see the way to do is to be

— Lao Tzu, circa 6th Century BC

It seems to often be the case that we look outside ourselves for answers, reassurance, advice.  What if the answers we seek are within?  What if they always been?  Taking time to breathe and find what grounds you can be a big help in staying open to inner knowing and life forward movement.  It is a practice- the practice of coming home.  It takes determination, courage, curiosity commitment.  This moment is the only one we have- ever.  What is true for you here and now?  Trust that.
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