To find answers we are looking for we must actively seek them out. Actively seeking is not meant in a literal sense to go out and find answers, rather it requires an activation of your mind and heart through inner and outer awareness…
Be present within every moment. The universe (higher awareness, God, etc.) is always giving us clues towards the answers that we seek. We will always find those answers within ourselves, but quite often those clues come from outside of ourselves (to be processed within). Being present within every moment allows you to actively seek the answers by activating your mind’s awareness.
Trust in yourself and the world will provide your desires. Trust that your efforts will be met accordingly. Trust in self is the most important foundation when placing trust outside of self. When a word is spoken or an action is taken, we cannot control how those intentions are received or how they vibrate amongst others – we can only trust that good will return good answers and bad will return bad answers (i.e. Karma). The world is always providing answers to our questions.
Those who do not actively seek their answers are often running away from the heart of the issue; distracting themselves with work, school, social events, technology, or reality-enhancing placebos. It is often hard to face the answers that we seek because sometimes we do not want to admit that they are true; however, their truth has been known for its whole existence – that we must take responsibility for our thoughts, our actions, and our reactions. This is an inner responsibility to be present, to understand, to be conscious, and to trust in self. Those who lack these platforms will be stuck in a never-ending cycle of looking for answers outside rather than within.
It is known that we can learn from our mistakes. We have the power to break that cycle of trial and error through a personal revelation to end one chapter and begin anew. Mistakes or regrets are not, by any means, a negative outcome - they are our present selves reflecting on our past selves with greater awareness, “If I had to do it over again, I would think, act, or react more appropriately.”
To truly learn from our trials we must reflect and not project. Reflection allows a person to look within and understand themselves, while projection turns the other cheek from self and blames others for their misunderstandings. We’re all guilty of it because the inner ego finds comfort in the known or conditioning, while trust in self yields no boundaries and is unconditionally open to all experiences.
Actively seek and the answers will flow throughout the course of your lifetime. Keep your eyes, ears, mind, and heart open to any possibility as you travel along your path.