During my researches, I came across the story of the Golden Buddha in the temple of Wat Traimit in Bangkok, Thailand and it reminded me of so many of us who discovered the treasure within by ”accident.”
Hundreds of years ago, when the temples were being invaded and looted, the monks, in order to protect the Golden statue, covered it with clay. When the invaders came, they took all the valuables and left the clay statue as it seemed worthless. Many years later, while the officials tried to move the statue, the rope broke and when the statue hit the ground, the plaster cracked and revealed the gold beneath. When they carefully removed all the plaster, they discovered that the statue was made of pure gold and weighed 5.5 Tons. For hundreds of years, the statue has been believed to be of no value until it fell and revealed what was within.
So many people are talented, full of potentials but go through life tiptoeing, following the crowd, playing it safe. They go to a job they hate, living hand to mouth until the day they hit rock bottom, tired of surviving they say ”I’ve had it” or until somebody sees the potentials in them and help them unleash the power within.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made and I believe that we’ve been created to achieve greatness, to impact positively people’s life and leave a legacy to future generations. We may need a push and/or a fall to reveal the the treasure within or we may feel deep inside that we deserve more in life and decide to embark on a lifelong journey of learning and personal development.
What is your life purpose? What are your gifts? When you leave this planet, what do you want people to say about you? When you were born, you cried while people were rejoicing. Live your life in such a way that when you die, people cry while you rejoice. “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Find what your life’s purpose is and LIVE WITH PASSION.