One man discovered a book that told of the touchstone. He sold everything and traveled to the shores of the Black Sea. He knew if he started sorting through pebbles there was no way to know if he was picked up the same pebbles, So, he picked up a pebble, felt its coolness, and threw it into the sea.
One day he picked up a stone that felt warm. It was the touchstone, but by habit and without thinking, he threw it into the sea. Numbed by his daily routine, his search had become meaningless. What he wanted was within his grasp. But without even realizing, he threw it away.
Could you be like this tragic man? Has the daily grind of life, anxiety and the inundation of countless religious ideas left you lost and seeking for spiritual meaning? Is spiritual truth and meaning within your grap, but you just don't recognize it?
(Excerpt from : The Good news Magazine of Understanding , May-June 2010 " Rest for the Spiritual Seeker by Beyond Today host Gary petty)