Monday, May 12, 2014


"You shall listen to all sides and filter them for yourself."
~Walt Whitman~
When we are troubled, most of us look for a quick fix. We have a drink hoping that will make us feel better, or we eat something fattening, and maybe that helps for a little bit.... but our struggles always return in the end.
     Or maybe we seek out someone who will tell us exactly what to do. And there are plenty of people who will be only too happy to accommodate us on this front. But we are the ones who have to live with the consequences of our actions, so we better learn to consider with care before we make a move.
     The truth is that we can gather information, talk to as many people as we like, and allow ourselves a bit of distraction, but always and ultimately, we have to look within for the answer to our questions. We will not find the solution to our problems anywhere other than inside of ourselves.

Whenever I feel like something's broken, instead of racing after a quick fix, I learn to become quiet and look within.