Searching in the Wrong Place : Parable

A neighbor found Nasruddin on hands and knees.

“What are you searching for, Mullah?”

“My Key”

Both men got on their knees to search. After a while the neighbor said, “Where did you lose it?”

“At home”

“Good Lord! Then why are you searching here?”

“Because it’s brighter here.”

Search for God where you lost him.
The Song of the Bird – Anthony De Mello

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Does this more often then not happen with us as we feel the presence has diminished and so we go searching elsewhere to try and re-obtain “Him” like we could ever lose something that is a part of us.

Why not go back to the source of what caused the sense of loss and understand it? Just because it seems like darkness doesn’t mean that God does not dwell within it with his Never fading light. Darkness also does not mean that it is evil or bad, but it seems to get a bad wrap most of the time, it just means ignorant of a truth. Be Aware, Understand, re-discover who it is you’re searching for.

We often times mistake what we are searching for in various things, the root of it, is that we are searching for our True Nature, we just happen to be misguiding it to external things, because we are truly unaware of what we are seeking. Think back on a time where you truly wanted something… was it truly that object or was it some quality the object possessed that you thought you didn’t have? The object itself is not what you’re searching for, because it is subject to change based on mood, society, trend, and eventually you grow tired because you’ve always had that unknown in you otherwise you would never get bored of the object, because of how much greater it really is inside of you. ;]

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Nick Myers, a 28 year old serial blogger. Also minimalist, zen participant, philosopher, author of Emotional Alchemist, and tea disciple. I am one who sees a potential lesson in every experience in life. Life is who we are and life is our ultimate guru. I seek to bring us together through our own shared experiences. And hope to not only learn deeply who I am but to learn deeply who others are by dropping my ideas from moment to moment about you.

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One comment on “Searching in the Wrong Place : Parable
  1. Liz Madsen says:

    This parable is great. Thanks for sharing it. Great help, as usual. 🙂

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