“I have a body but I am not my body; I have feelings but I am not my emotions; I have thoughts but I am not my thoughts. I am more than my body, my thoughts and emotions, I am a source of pure consciousness.” – Robert Assagioli
When I become tired of being swept up into the drama of life, I slowly remember to acknowledge that the answers and the guidance I am looking for, must come from within my own heart and intuition. It must always come from my own inner knowing and my connection with the universal whole. Overtime I have realized, that the thoughts, emotions and body sensations that I am observing, are just passing through, and that when I look deeply, I find what I need.
A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by, “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar. “I have nothing to give you, replied the stranger. He then asked, “What is that you are sitting on? “Nothing,” replied the beggar. “Just an old box.” “I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember.”
“Ever looked inside the box?” asked the stranger. “No,” said the beggar. “What’s the point?” “There is nothing in there.” “Have a look inside,” insisted the stranger. The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.
How often do we not believe or recognize that what we hold beneath and within us is a treasure and the answers to our circumstances? It takes time to listen and let go of the thoughts and the busyness of our mind that prevents us finding this treasure. Through stillness, we will discover our gold.
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behaviour.
You are beneath the thinker
You are the stillness beneath the mental noise.
You are the love and the joy beneath the pain.
32 thoughts on “Our Treasure”
Aaahh…. Love this Karen. The treasure is within 🙂
It is Val and I love that we can find it 🙂
I love that story Karen! ❤
Me too Diana! A great reminder. Have a good weekend. 🙂
The story is wonderful. And the best part is–it’s true. Thank you Karen for this gentle reminder.
It is true for all of us MK. Thankyou 🙂
And you are correct, there is gold within me.
It is a matter of looking within to find it.
You are indeed beautiful Elizabeth, we will remind each other 🙂
Thank you for this. I recently came to a pretty astounding realization that I have to integrate. This could help.
Im glad Emilie, I hope you find what you need. Thankyou for your comment.
Love this. ❤ Much truth. Very much love to you — ❤
Thankyou so much Laurie and for your comment!
❤ I appreciate all of your visits. ❤
You understand life and pain Laurie and this touches all who read your beautiful poems. It is a gift to know this. Thankyou.
A much needed reminder, thank you!
You are most welcome 🙂 Thankyou
Love the “box” story Karen. Great post.
It is a great story to remember the gold within us! Thanks David 🙂
What a wonderful post, thank you for the gentle reminder that we are enough!
Thankyou so much, we all need the reminder. 🙂
Funny I just read another blogpost about body and mind and looking deeper inside to find answers. Maybe this and the other post is telling to look and contemplate as well. 🙂
Well Im someone who tends to watch for signs or lessons to learn, so when it comes up a few times for you, it could be a gentle nudge to look deeper! You never know what you may find Rommel 🙂
Enjoyed this Karen, I need to stop more and reflect on how I go about things that challenge me in my day. Thank you, I never come away empty from your wonderful writing space.
Thankyou so much Kath. If my head is full and too busy during the day, I only need to pause and become conscious of my breath, helping me relax. Just little breaks like this can help us focus and re-balance. 🙂
Beautiful and true! We all have access to that gold! xxx
We do! Thankyou so much for your comment 🙂
Ah! The answers that come from our own heart…our intuition!! Yes…spot on…we really do have all the answers don’t we? Super post, Karen…Thank you! ❤
We do Lorrie, we just forget sometimes, we have that treasure within us. 🙂 Thankyou.
Karen ~ LOVE this one! ♥
Thankyou Me too 🙂