Have you ever been looking – and HARD too! – for something…that was already in plain sight? Yep, this just happened: I’m rummaging through my purse (which has WAY more crap in it than I will EVER need, anyway) looking for my dental floss. I’d already taken out my travel toothbrush (because I didn’t have time to brush my teeth before darting out of the door, so my nephew wouldn’t be late for school because of me) and laid it on my desk. So, I’m just a-lookin’, lookin’, lookin’ for my dental floss…*wait for it*…that I had already taken out WITH my toothbrush, because what I was really needing was my toothpaste. Wait…WHAT? Damn.
Needless to say, as soon as I stopped shaking my head and rolling my eyes at the foolery that had just happened, it hit me. This “phenomenon” of looking for things that are in plain sight happens on many levels, in everything from dental hygiene tools to business ideas to life partners. We actually ALWAYS have everything we need within our grasp…really. It may not always necessarily what we think we “want”, but we have everything we NEED for whatever moment and season in which we happen to be. Just think about it.
Ever heard the phrase “Necessity is the mother of invention”? Well, you can’t “invent” from lack. We can only invent and make manifest (or call into being) things that we psychokinetically KNOW are already there for us to manipulate…we just have to figure out how.
So if I may, let me encourage you to join me in slowing down, taking inventory, and being intentional in our “search” for the things we believe we need. More often than not, they (be they ideas, prospects, or other seemingly elusive objects) are usually “right there” in front of us.
What are YOU looking for?