What IS this treasure? They are the treasures of your life of experiences that you have left behind, demeaned, refuted because you refused to sift through what you thought was merely the dust of your life. However, beneath this dust you call your life lie hidden treasures that you did not see or ignored.
Let me give you an example. After my hearing-impaired mother died in 2006 at the age of 82, I begin to sift through the dust of our relationship where many difficulties lay. They were the difficulties of her behavior, her strange temperament and her hearing-impaired world which I thought had been a detriment to me. For many years, I was ashamed that my mother couldn't hear and talked funny. I was embarrassed that people made fun of her. Then, as I sifted through the dust, I discovered the hidden treasure of her impact on me and the hidden treasure that it really was. She had really enhanced my life by influencing me to become a mime, to appreciate silence, to understand and use my body language and to see impairment, not as a detriment but as an enhancement to my life, as a gift to deeper understanding about being human.
I had discovered lost treasure by sifting through the dust of my life and it helped me to really live at a deeper more meaningful level and see that not all is as it seems to be. There is so much more beneath the surface of our lives if we are willing to sift through the dust. This is perceiving our lives in a new way, a better way from a higher perch of wisdom.
This is how you will really live: seeking hidden treasure beneath the surface level of your life where you perceived something as refuse when it was really an asset. It is right there in front of you.
Go back to the difficult moments of your life and sift through those sands of time and rediscover that perhaps you were not being punished, you were being enlivened!!!