As a child most of us have played the game of Hide and Seek, when a friend hides in an obscure space and we run around seeking their hiding space.
During the game the hider, hold their hands on their mouths to muffle the giggles, making themselves small until they are found.
What fun to be the hider.
The hider gets to choose where they hide; the seeker with little to go on wanders around, directionless, until the hider exposes their hiding place with a sound.
The seeker relieved and victorious, the hider the one who knew where he was all the time.
In life there are seekers and finders.
Many seekers stay seekers throughout their lives searching but not finding
While finders hold the key
A finder starts out as a seeker, with perseverance and imagination will usually find what they are looking for.
Are you a seeker or a finder?
How would you know?
A seeker walks without a compass, spinning in circles; can be exhilarating and full of adventure no doubt.
If you are a seeker, you might not experience pressure since you are only looking, without committing.
Seekers window shop, dream of being rock stars, famous actors even without the talent nor the inclination.
Now finders, get real with themselves, they walk into the store touch the clothes, try a few on buy or walk out empty-handed.
They know they can’t sing, face the fact they have never acted in their lives nor are they going to invest in endeavors which waste time.
Though, like the hider in Hide and Seek the finder knows where they are.
Finders live in the now, no matter what they are doing at that time, working, wiping a table, answering calls, selling, dealing with irate customers, they are present.
Seekers are in a contiuous state of looking forward, seeking a happier moment, hating what they are doing, never satisfied.
Finders still dream, fantasize and pursue goals; they don’t accept their lot as you might assume.
What makes them stand out is they acknowledge for the time being where they are whether it be, flipping burgers, speaking to a customer, writing a report, teaching a class… no matter how mundane these tasks are they are sacred moments.
Recipe: Be Here Now Meditation
Take a moment, breathe in and out, notice where you are, what you are doing, how do you feel… ground your feet to the floor.
Breathe in say ‘Be Here’
Breathe out say ‘Now’
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat
Now you are a finder