Hidden Treasure


There are things in this world that promise satisfaction, and we launch into the quest to have these things thinking: “Wow, if I had that, I’d be happy. I’d be fulfilled.”

What we actually find is the dream turns into eventual disappointment. Because the gratification that accrues with the attainment or acquisition of something outside of ourselves vanishes, as if it were never there to begin with.

But if you were to find what you truly needed, then your satisfaction would remain and increase over time.

Because this particular satisfaction evolves. Your understanding of it deepens.  Your experience of it intensifies.

When you finally grasp, at the core of your being, that “what you seek is already inside of you,” then your inner peace, love, joy and fulfillment begin to truly blossom.

Then, you can begin to enjoy every aspect of your life. You don’t have to become a monk. You don’t have to wear a chastity belt. You can be “you” more fully, more expressively, and more powerfully.

When you know all of yourself, then you will be at peace with yourself and the rest of the world. And, when you find your inner treasure, then you will have something of real value to give to others.

By David Gittlin

I’ve written three feature length screenplays, produced two short films, and published three novels. Before quitting my day job, I spent more than thirty years as a marketing director building expertise in advertising, copy writing, corporate communications, collateral sales materials, website content/design and online marketing.

For more information about my novels, please visit

4 replies on “Hidden Treasure”

There may be more darkness in the world today than ever before. It’s not only the pandemic. We know there are multiple major issues we have to face to ensure our survival. You don’t need me to tell you about them.

It may be harder for young people to be optimistic with the world we are leaving them. It may be harder for everyone to be optimistic.

But there is more light in the world than there ever has been to counteract the darkness. It is more available now than it has been ever before. It comes in all shapes and sizes. There is no one way. There are many ways.

I encourage you, if you haven’t already, to find your light. The light that speaks to you. The light that was made for you and you for it.

Without a light source, the darkness can gobble us up. That’s my experience. Go find your light, or keep plugging in to the light you have found.

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