Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
There is no total answer.
Studying and reading are traditional methods of spiritual growth. With a lifelong routine of study each day, a person or couple grows under the guidance of the sages. Civilization exists because each generation builds upon the progress of the past. We do not have to reinvent the wheel.
After we learn from those who have gone before, we may even discover and create beyond the point where they left off. But if we are in a willful, defiant mood, we may say, “I have to find my own way. I don’t feel like learning from anyone.” Our individualism then becomes a half-truth, silently trapping us in problems that others have found answers to.
There is no total answer – no total freedom – only continued growth. Daily reading, openness to learn from others’ encounters with life, and study of how they faced their most challenging spiritual questions will bring us progress.
You are reading from the book:
The More We Find In Each Other by Merle Fossum and Mavis Fossum
The More We Find in Each Other by Merle Fossum and Mavis Fossum. Copyright 1992 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.