The legend of El Dorado is a timeless icon that marked my childhood. To this day, I find myself lost in thoughts whenever I make a remark about the story. Not too long ago, I would exit this imaginary world by asking myself the same question I did as a child:
Is this city still hidden from mankind?
Today, that question is irrelevant, because I now understand that the real treasure is not golden, it doesn’t belong to anybody, and it certainly is not lost or waiting to be found. The real treasure has always been there, since the beginning of times, the real treasure does not hide, rather it’s always around, the real treasure serves us, and unlike the many man-made concepts, the real treasure does not need us, we need it.
Every day the sun shines - some days brighter than others – delivering more energy to Earth in an hour than we could possibly consume in a year. This is but one of the many examples of abundance we don’t consider as treasure.
Treasures rarely look the way we envision them, and I can certainly tell you that we all have pockets full of treasures; look where you haven’t searched before.
Is this the treasure I so desire?
Hansel | @hanselpahmer