This is the question that must be asked: “Where can I go for protection?” “Seek and ye shall find” does not mean that you should seek blindly and desperately for something you would not recognize. Meaningful seeking is consciously undertaken, consciously organized and consciously directed. The goal must be formulated clearly and kept in mind. Learning and wanting to learn are inseparable. You learn best when you believe what you are trying to learn is of value to you. T-4.V.5: 1 - 6
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
The fourth principle of Unitarian Universalism is the affirmation and promotion of the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Often that search is engaged in at the instigation of the ego rather than the soul. In such situations, the search is dissatisfying.
Search and you will find refers to the activity of the soul. This activity can be guided by many maps one of which is A Course In Miracles which is a course in mind training. There are many key tools suggested by ACIM such as atonement, forgiveness, and joining with purpose.
Today, it is suggested that we reflect on whether our searching is instigated by the ego or by the soul, This institigation is fueled by the value that we are seeking and hoping to find.