Saturday, December 7, 2013

Unexpected Priceless Treasure

Updated - It is a WOW post - check out others here

Written for:
The Write Tribe Treasure prompt
The letter U at ABC Wednesday
Blogadda WOW - Surprised

I'm not much of a gardener, but today the garden patch beckons. It is a brilliant day. Warm, not a cloud in the sky, a gentle breeze is blowing.  So gloves and spade in hand, ipod clipped to my shirt, I skip out to dig up that little corner and plant those seeds.

There seems to be a rhythm to my digging and for the first time I am actually enjoying the notion of gardening. There is heightened anticipation, as if I am onto something marvellous and a song in my heart, as if I am in flow with the Universe.

Then my spade strikes something hard. It won't budge. So I drop down on my knees and begin loosening up the dirt with my hands.  Quickly moving it aside, I find a little box, a little treasure chest.

I gently prise it out of the dirt and look at it in wonder. A part of me eager to open it a part of me hesitant at what I might find. Surprisingly for a treasure chest, there is no latch.  For an instance I think that's pretty odd but then shrug my shoulders and slowly lift the lid.

Wonder turns to astonishment as I am surprised to see a parcel with my name on it. It looks old like it had been buried in the chest for thousands of years. I untie the string and carefully remove the wrapping. Inside I find a piece of paper with a few lines scrawled across it.

For a fraction of a moment disappointment sinks in and then a thought comes into my head. Maybe these are clues to something and I love a puzzle! So I start to read:

"Forgiveness is not an action, it is a state of being"

"Happiness is not a pursuit, it is a state of being"

"Love is not something one gives or an emotion one feels, it is a state of being"

"Perfection is not something you strive for, you are already in a state of perfection"

"Peace cannot be found, it comes from total surrender"

"Total surrender cannot be piecemeal, it must be complete, all together, in every aspect of your life, in every moment of your life"

"And when you understand and know all of these, and when you dwell in them with every breath you take,
Then, and only then, you are Sat-Chit-Ananda 
(absolute truth, all pervading consciousness, bliss)

At first I frown, deep in thought and then my eyes light up for this is the message of the Universe and the essence of Spirit. And I read them again and again and again, and the meaning of each line takes shape at last. 

Oh what a treasure I have found. What a gift; unexpected, unimaginable, and infinitely priceless.


A few days ago I met up, over Christmas dinner, with some friends I hadn't met for years. Somehow I found myself sitting next to G and through our chit chat found that we are both on a similar spiritual path. The two of us got talking about the Universe and Spirit and G remarked that I looked different from the last time we met, like I was at complete peace with myself. We talked of forgiveness and love, of peace and joy, and many other things.

Over the next few days I pondered over our discussion and her remarks. And then one night, at that point when one is about to fall asleep, the words, written on that piece of paper in my story, came into my head. I've been analysing them these last few days, but that's for another day and other posts.

Then the "Treasure" prompt turns up at the Write Tribe, the letter U for ABC Wednesday, the Surprise prompt at Blogadda WOW and finally Jairam's guest post on Spirituality and Religion at Everyday Gyaan. And all of these collectively brought together my post today.

I am constantly amazed how the Universe brings together people who help each other on their spiritual paths, how it communicates with us and how it finds a way for us to spread its message. I am truly blessed. 

Wish you all a day when you find your treasure - the thing you desire the most.

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Warm Regards and many blessings

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Write Tribe prompt - Imagine you were digging to the ground in the backyard of your new home to create a vegetable patch and  found a treasure chest.


Write Tribe


  1. Wow! Hats off to your imagination. I could never have been that creative. I just thought of sharing an incident from my life in my post:
    Yours one, I must say.. I am a fan of your imagination. Good job :)

    1. Thanks Manpreet. glad you liked it so much. Dropped by your post too.

  2. Wow, that is really cool, how it all works itself out.

    1. Thanks Roger - yep amazing how pieces fall into place like a jigsaw puzzle.

  3. Oh wow! How wonderfully the Universe conspires to bring us the messages we need to hear, Suzy. A lovely story and the background makes it even more precious!

    1. It sure does Corinne. I am amazed at how it all happens. But this prompt was perfect. Such a treasure I received that day.

  4. That's an awesome message and amazed at the ways of the God to let us know about the messages He wants us to understand and learn!

    1. Thanks Shilpa. I'm amazed too how things fall into place. But this is a difficult message to fathom.

  5. That was just WOW. And an awesome message too :)

    1. Thanks Sheethal. I loved the message - but will be hard to follow. Will keep trying.

  6. This is so true, Suzy! You have mentioned all the important life-truths. An amazing treasure in the parcel :)
    Great idea to combine the prompts! Even I have tried the same this time with WOW :)
    Thanks for visiting my Blog.. :)

    1. Thanks Anita. I loved my messages too. A real treasure. Thanks for dropping by.

  7. What a great post. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

  8. What a beautiful message! I love the words in your treasure chest. So timeless. With each reading of them, it's like a rosebud opening petal by petal, revealing its Essence.

    What a blessing to read this. Thank you.
    :-) Penny

    1. Thanks Penny - you are so right, each time I read it, I glean something new from it. So glad you liked it.

  9. Yes, you can only find it when you let go of what burdens you. Well said, Suzy!

  10. truly amazing.. this is the first post im reading of all the prompts for the write tribe festival and i truly mean it when i say its a magnificent beginning.

  11. Awesome story, Suzy! One couldn't ask for a better treasure than the words you found.

  12. What a beautiful post. All the treasures spoke directly to my heart, which has been wrestling with life lately. It is clear that I need to surrender and "be". So simple, yet it continues to trip me up.
    Sending a big hug and a thank you Suzy.

  13. You are an amazing person, Suzy. I like your story and especially this one : " Forgiving is a state of mind". Thanks sharing your thoughts!


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