This poem is a great reminder that within us we have all we need to live our soul-prospering life. Inside us we have gifts, talents, abilities, and unique skills that are a superbly perfect fit for us and our lives.
Don’t waste your time comparing yourself to others. Focus on the riches within you!
Hidden Gems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We know not what lies in us, till we seek;
Men dive for pearls—they are not found on shore,
The hillsides most unpromising and bleak
Do sometimes hide the ore.
Go, dive in the vast ocean of thy mind,
O man! far down below the noisy waves,
Down in the depths and silence thou mayst find
Rare pearls and coral caves.
Sink thou a shaft into the mine of thought;
Be patient, like the seekers after gold;
Under the rocks and rubbish lieth what
May bring thee wealth untold.
Reflected from the vastly Infinite,
However dulled by earth, each human mind
Holds somewhere gems of beauty and of light
Which, seeking, thou shalt find.
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