Has it ever taken you a long while to get the answer to a vexing question or problem? And then when you do get the answer, you’re amazed at how simple it really is. Often it’s just been sitting there in front of you, but you didn’t notice.

John Cali

The other day I was talking to a computer technician about some problems I was having with one of our computers. I’d talked to several technicians over several months, but none of them could come up with a solution. We’d checked my hardware and software settings, made a dozen or more different adjustments. But nothing worked.

I was getting really frustrated. And then I just let it all go. After all, I thought, it wasn’t worth it. I knew, somehow, the answer would come.

The last technician went through all the procedures I’d been through with the others. Near the end of our conversation, he suddenly asked, “What color is your mouse pad?”

That turned out to be the answer to my vexing problem, a problem neither the other experts nor I could solve. Apparently, the type of mouse I have is super-sensitive to the colors of whatever surface it sits on.

Once I released my negative feelings about the problem, the Universe delivered the answer. And it turned out to be so simple! It reminded me of all the other times in my life I’ve had a problem, and then just released it. The answer almost always followed quickly.

Here’s Spirit.

Spirit

Let us start today’s conversation with this: The answers are always within you. Always! The only reason you ever need resources and guidance outside yourselves is to remind you that you don’t need them. All you need is within you.

Many of you go through your lives looking for answers to life’s vexing questions and problems. And the answers often elude you.

To beat up on John a bit today (said humorously), he was feeling frustrated because the answer, the solution to his problem just kept eluding him. He was frustrated and fed up with the whole process, with the struggle.

Now we realize, in the greater perspective of your physical lives, John’s problem is very minor. You all have much bigger issues to deal with.

But the principles are the same, no matter how big or small the problem. When you give up your frustration, your struggle, the answer will come. It must come.

Let’s go through this process one step at a time.

When you have a problem, you instinctively ask for an answer — simply by wanting the problem to be solved. You do not have to consciously ask for an answer.

The Universe responds instantly to your vibration of asking, to your wanting. And the answer isinstantly on its way to you.

The next step is for you to simply get out of the way — to let the Universe deliver to you what you’ve asked for. And it will.

We said all the answers are within you. It might not seem so in the way John’s problem was answered. But once he gave up his frustration and struggle, knowing the answer would come, it came!

He was guided to call his technical support people on a particular day, at a particular hour — and he got a particular technician who came up with the answer.

Friends, you often get off course by trying to mentally figure out all the details of how you think your lives should flow. It’s fine to set your goals, to express your desires to the Universe — you cannot avoid asking, wanting.

But once you’ve done that, you need to let go. Let go of your frustration, your doubt, your fear. In other words, get the hell out of the Universe’s way!

When you do that, the answer will come. It must come. And it may be in the form of a simple question like “What color is your mouse pad?”