“Pointing the Way Home”

by Dr. Larry Morris

There's an old Eastern saying, the man pulling radishes pointed the way with a radish—meaning that when we are not sure about our direction, we can ask for guidance and help from within the midst of the situation we are in. Within every problem lies the seeds of its solution. Sometimes we just have to stop and look within ourselves for the right direction or solution to our situation. Maybe we are looking too much to others who are not a part of the immediacy of our situation to come up with a solution for us. We may need to use the tools and resources that are uniquely available to us to come up with our solution. The man pulling the radishes had to use a radish to point the way because this is what was immediately present and available to him. Don't hope for peaches to point your way home if a cucumber is your way-shower.