The greatest treasure we can seek is wisdom that comes from God
Although it is small, it is greenstone
This is a humble way to deliver a small gift. Greenstone (jade) is an extremely useful commodity which is considered very precious, so although you may not be presenting greenstone, the word pounamu stands as a metaphor for something precious or a treasure from the heart.
A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold.
Loving oneself isn’t hard, when you understand who and what ‘yourself’ is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It’s so beyond all of those things and it’s what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.
[St. Paul In Philippians 4:11]
“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.”
― Lao Tzu
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
― Saint Augustine of Hippo
By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself : see what thy soul doth wear. Dare to look in thy chest for 'tis thine own, And tumble up and down what thou findest there. Who cannot rest till he good fellows finde, He breaks up house, turns out of doors his minde. George Herbert.