Has Anyone Seen My Camel?
Talk summary: In this podcast, Guy Finley tells a timeless story that underscores the need we have as human beings to know our true nature.
Talk notes: In finding any true teaching, there is always the chance that we can become wrongly identified with the conceptual ideas in the teaching, so much so that we begin to draw our life just from the ideas alone. But on the other hand, hearing and studying true ideas is a necessary first step because we know that a true teaching contains right ideas that we need to hear. The potential stumbling block lies is in becoming identified with the sensation of wanting to be a knowledgeable spiritual student rather than the sacrificing of what is necessary to be in real relationship with God's life.
The truth is that you do not really know what you are looking for, and yet you do know that you are looking for something that is greater than anything you can give to yourself. As this wish to know the truth of yourself grows, you will search high and low for that which you do not yet possess, but if you will stay true to your wish, you will find what you are looking for.