by Rosangela C. Taylor

They may not be where you think they are

Mar 31, 2017 | Blog, Perspectives

Photo by Geralt, Pixabay, edited by RCT

      It can be an object you lost or the answer you seek to a deep question. The reason you haven’t found them yet usually lies in the search criteria. They may not be where you think they are.

      How often do you look for things in the wrong places just to realize, after so much effort and time employed in the quest, that you were simply off track? Once you find what you were looking for, if you find it, someone will say, “It’s always in the last place you look!” Sure it is! What if you had gone to that last place first?


The problem with overlooking 

      Mental blockages. Our minds are too busy because our egos are hard at work trying their best to create a safe and logical human life for us. That way, we get trapped in our own logic and we lose track of our intuition; we lose track of what’s beyond what we see. That’s when we walk by the lost object five times and don’t perceive it’s there, perhaps just behind the clutter that we, ourselves, created. That’s also when we listen to or read a message and still don’t recognize in it the answers we are seeking. It’s all because of mental barriers and a super active ego.

      In other words, we don’t see what’s there because we don’t listen to our inner voice; and we don’t see with our third eye. In my way of understanding it, we have been trained to pay more attention to the external world that surrounds us than the inner universe that lives within. Thus, we have numbed our senses and stopped perceiving life with our essence, consciousness, or higher self. When that happens, we temporarily disconnected from Source and walk around like a headless turkey, not knowing where to go or what to do.


Like a lost object, so are the answers you’re looking for


      We do exactly the same thing when we are looking for answers to help us in a more abstract or philosophical life situation. We cast questions left and right, but don’t know where exactly to look for the answers. Answers are usually right there, but we don’t see them.  

   Francesco couldn’t hide his nervousness. “I’ve asked a question, how to get out of here, and I’d like to have an answer. May I?”

     “Well, well, well… Why are some people so narrow-minded? See, you pushed the button Ask Questions, but it didn’t say that you would have answers, did it? You must use the right buttons, of course! For answers, try the Find Answers button. It’s over there, on the bottom left side of the page, can you see it? This is what is wrong with most students… They have a narrow focus, their creativity is numbed and their sense of logic is handicapped. They prefer to ask rather than observe and think. TIP # 1: To find out things, therefore to learn more, you must broaden your scope, look around and beyond the ordinary.” Saying that very emphatically, the purple gleam disappeared.

      The above excerpt is from a philosophical science-fantasy novella, that will lead you to a virtual reality along with amazing characters in a quest to finding answers, solving riddles, and resolving daunting challenges. Francesco and The Mastermind’s dialog in this short novel, Never Use the ESC Door is a good example of our daily struggles in finding solutions to what we perceive as problems. The story is a fantasy, but it reflects our real mind limitations, fears, and behaviors. Better yet, it gives us clues and insights on how to overcome such challenges.

Fixing the overlooking problem

      I’d say look at the big picture; but also don’t lose track of details – just don’t let them blind you. It’s like using your peripheral vision. Don’t stare at problems, because you won’t find the solutions there. Broaden your scope. Like when using your peripheral vision, you’ll notice what’s around you.

      For more insights on mind expansion, check out the other tips given by The Mastermind to these five characters in search of bettering themselves. Their fears and challenges are related to all of us, in day-to-day life, in one way or another. Even if you are not an ESL learner you may enjoy “Never Use the ESC Door”, for there are quite a few pearls in it.


Books entertain, educate, and inspire us.

They show us different worlds and sharpen our perceptions.

When we exchange viewpoints and discoveries about what we read,

we dive into deep universes and unveil a new portion of our human potential.



      How about your own experiences with looking for answers and finding them? Have you read this book, too? Please, share your perspectives. You may even ask questions and get good answers! 😉


      Happy discoveries,

      Rose T.

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