“There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts.” ~Rumi
How often we ignore the gifts and treasures we already have in our lives, our talents, our relationships, our character, and instead we go begging for pale imitations from others thinking we are only worthy of scraps. We already have so much inside us and around us if we would only take the time to seek it and treasure it.
“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.” ~Rumi
We so often look up, out, away from ourselves for answers that can truly only be found deep within. What answers are you seeking “out there” when you really need to look “in here?”
“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.” ~Rumi
We so often underestimate the depths and the wisdom contained in our own hearts. We go looking outside ourselves for what can only be found in the depths of our own hearts. Dive deep and you may be surprised at what riches you find.
“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” ~Hafiz
We spend so much time and effort seeking happiness. What difference would it make to imagine that happiness is instead seeking us and that we only needed to slow down enough to let ourselves be found?
“Each New Year’s Day is like starting a treasure hunt again from scratch, with a slightly altered map.” ~Terri Guillemets
Wishing you much treasure in the coming year!