“You are searching the world for treasures but the real treasure is yourself.” … Rumi
Like a lot of people I spent the majority of my life thinking that if only I could be smarter … prettier … faster … different … or insert appropriate word here … that I would all-of-a-sudden be “O.K.” That by virtue of having one or more of these outside characteristics I would somehow be transformed into a more acceptable-to-others person.
After all of these years … and all of the water that has flowed under my bridge … I am finally ready to admit that I’m already acceptable and that I’m actually O.K. just the way I am. As the Celestial Clean-up Crew and I cleaned up my inner landscape … created a few parks – complete with benches, flowers and swings … and swept out the old fears, angst and anger … I discovered a whole other me waiting patiently for me to find her. Contrary to what I had imagined in my early years … this Capital “M” Me wasn’t some overwhelmingly perfect Being … it was simply me-without-the-baggage-and-mess.
Rumi certainly does seem to have the right of it. We spend so much time looking outside of ourselves to find something beautiful … to find that “Perfect Treasure” … that we miss the fact that it’s hiding right inside of our very-own Hearts. Miss Perky is really happy about my reconnection to Me … something to do with having big ice-cream parties … wearing cute dresses and patent leather shoes together … and always having a best friend to laugh and giggle with. Life is like a proud parent … and me … well I’m thrilled … because I have discovered that I have the greatest treasure in the world … and it’s Me.
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying everyone