Where to Find the Answers
People search their whole lives, looking for the answers. Trying to find meaning and purpose and clarity as to why they’re here, what’s their purpose, what they’re supposed to do.
I spend my days walking around hospitals, meeting broken people whose decisions to drink and drive or seek a thrill or act on their angry impulses left them dying or damaged and still searching for the answers to the real question:
What will make me happy?
I’ve got bad news for you: I can’t tell you what will make you happy.
But I can tell you where to find the answers.
The answers we’re all seeking are not in the bank.
They’re not in the promotion or the penthouse.
You won’t find them by wearing a title or developing a talent,
They won’t appear after you’ve climbed a corporate ladder or summited a Himalayan peak.
You won’t find the answers in the embrace of a parent, the hug of a friend or the arms of a lover.
Not in the woods after bagging the trophy buck, or in the water with a state-record trout.
You can’t inject something to find them, ingest something to discover them, or drink something to quiet everything else so you can hear them.
No, my friend. The answers are not in the boardroom, the bedroom or the bottle.
The answers are in The Book.
The answers to everything are in the Book. I know, in 2016 this sounds trite.
But if you’re running into the same problems over and over, maybe it’s because you’re seeking the solutions in the same places, with the same behaviors, the same people, the same plan.
But the answers aren’t there.
They’re in the Book.
Why not just try it?
I’m not asking you to embrace Christianity, my religion. Don’t start there if it seems too big a leap from where you are.
If you’re looking for answers, just spend a few minutes every day for the next month and read one chapter of Proverbs. Ancient wisdom that’s not aimed at you signing up to join a church.
If you read a few Proverbs and start feeling like there’s some wisdom in there for your life, then maybe you’ll agree with me that the rest of the book is worth exploring. Leave a comment and we’ll talk about it.
I know a lot about neuroscience and neurosurgery, but nothing I know is as important to your life as knowing where to find the answers to the biggest questions we all have.
Start looking for the answers in the right place: The Book.
And start today.
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