"Seeking means to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal"

"A moment comes when you see the whole futility of effort. You have done all that you can do and nothing is happening. You have done all that is humanly possible. Then what else can you do? In sheer helplessness one drops all search. And the day the search stopped, the day i was not seeking for something, the day I was not expecting something to happen, it started happening. A new energy arose - out of nowhere." - Sister Nivedita

Seeking is a goal-oriented activity like a treasure-hunt where one follows the map to discover a hidden treasure. Finding on the other hand is related to a sudden or by chance discovery. Even Gautama Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment when overwhelmed by the suffering of the world, he gave up all hope and sat down to meditate. When he gave up seeking a way out of the suffering that surrounded him, he found the answers through enlightenment.