Imagine how impoverished the people of Niger-Delta in Nigeria were for ages before the discovery of crude oil in their land! For centuries, the people lived and died in penury when all they needed to lavish was beneath them. Such is the fate of all those that won’t realize self! Your story will not change until you realize the latent deposits in you.
Treasures will not be worthy of the name if it can be sourced easily. Treasures are often hidden; talk about gold, crude oil, name it. Trees had always been with man but it was only when man saw a chair in the tree that wooden chairs came to being. Animals have always been with us but only when man saw that hides and skin could be sourced from animals did we have leather. There was no such thing like hydro-electric power supply until man learned to harness the power of the flow of water to his advantage. The list is endless.
Man cannot progress without self-realization; the importance of self-realization to the development of man cannot be overemphasized. All that man needs to thrive in this world has been made available to him by the creator, only that they are hidden. What’s left is for each individual to discover self and harness the available resources for his good. As Ralph Waldo Emerson rightly said “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” We have illimitable deposits within us. We’ve been equipped to flourish.
Don’t be confused, you’re not an afterthought. You are not useless; you are so much better than you even know. You don’t have limitations except the ones you deliberately place on yourself. You might not be able to write like Shakespeare nor paint like Michelangelo, but you surely can do what you were born to do! Look within and identify your talents. You are a masterpiece. You are capable. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” remarked Marianne Williamson.
Majority are crawling today despite the fact that they’ve been provided with wings to soar. If it is your desire to leave your footprints on the sand of time, then you must wake up from your slumber! You must discover your latent gifts and use them to the full.
The glorious future is yours, take it! Live your dreams!!!