“Listening for Our Answer”

by Dr. Larry Morris

A woman once walked up to a little old man sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch. "Pardon me, sir," she said, "but can you tell me your secret for a long and happy life?" "Yes, I can," the man replied, "I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day, drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods and never exercise." "My word," the woman said, "and how old are you?" "Twenty-six," the man replied.

Sometimes we think that others have the answer for us. We look outside of ourselves and see people who seem to be doing so well. But their answer or solution to life may not really be applicable for us. We need to keep in mind that we do have our own inner guidance and understanding that does bring solutions to our life problems when we remember to turn within and listen to our innermost self.