The solution to all our problems, the answers to all our questions, the strength to handle all our challenges lies right within us!!
God sends us to earth pre-equipped for the life we are to lead! Each one of us already have all the tools needed for our lives, god-given gifts all beautifully wrapped up within our tiny beings…and from the moment we land on earth, the wrapper is torn and ripped bit by bit by everyone in our world until alas!!….Our treasures spill out and scatter all around us….. and then we spend the rest of our lives trying to pick up everything that fell out of us…. until we are taken back by god… !!
Most of us lament and complain all our lives… we count only our valleys never the little peaks that we conquer as we live! Now we are those who return to god, exhausted, spent and empty handed…. having lost everything he gave us and unable to find even one of our scattered treasures….sometimes not even aware that we had these precious little gifts within ourselves and that we lost them!
some of us who do laugh in between our tears, live a bit, love a bit, see the light as well as the shadows! Now we are those that return to the lord, having lived life with what we had, in the way we understood. We are the ones who are all proud and smug, for we have realized the power of our gifts and have managed to find a few of our fallen treasures ….
There are a handful, however, who are always joyful, who always seem to win, whose lives are full of blessings..who are never in want..who do not know what grief is… What makes them live so fully and abundantly, absolutely immune to all that is evil?
Not that God has a soft corner for them, Not that he gave them more than all of us, Not that they were wrapped up in a tamper-proof package, Not even because of good karma…. Then who are these people and how come they have such a blessed existence?
These are the ones who know the real value of the treasures god has endowed them with…who guard their gifts very very carefully….. who do not let them scatter and even if they do , they make sure that they find them as soon as they are lost! God has bestowed upon each one of us, in equal measure, everything that we need to live life the way it is meant to be lived…All we need to do is look within to find these treasures and hold onto them safely, use them judiciously and we will never be in need! We just need to trust god and shine our light within, wake up fully to our life and our gifts, and we shall see every one of those and find each of our treasures! Like the Buddha said Be a lamp unto yourself!!