The very goal of a pirate is to find treasure. To hunt and pillage, dig and destroy. And while their stories of exploration have turned into legend, the truth is that many people have searched for centuries traversing deserts and vast seas, in hopes of finding treasure. Men have killed for it, engulfed by obsession. It is buried, protected, hidden... stored in a vault for safe keeping. We yearn for it, with a longing unlike any other. Stories of gold and gems beyond measure. Tales of troves unfathomable...
Treasure is tricky.
The truth is, if we were to step outside of ourselves for a moment we may find what we are looking for. You are a treasure. What you think, what you dream, what you do... all has value beyond your comprehension.
Far too often we rob ourselves of the treasures within. We think, "uh! how stupid I am" or "I am worthless!"... this feeling is like Dragon Sickness (shout out for nerd moments... this is a reference from the Hobbit); we are faced with a mountain FULL of treasure and it isn't enough because we don't have the Arkenstone- translation- we have everything in the world going for us, but because we have failed or are missing ONE thing we feel empty and worthless.
Do me a favor, close you eyes... wait... finish reading this and THEN close your eyes. Take a breath and quiet your mind. Focus on a moment of light, a moment of happiness and hope. Breath deeply into that moment, let it fill your chest. Feel your heart beating and realize the light within. Feel it radiate from your center, filling your being. You contain more treasure than the caves of Muppets Treasure Island, Gringotts Vaults, and The Lonely Mountain combined (just embrace the nerdisms ok...). We may not see it today but we can spend each day in search of it, finding clues and holding on to the truth of its existence.
YOU ARE A TREASURE
(thats all there is to it)