TREASURE FOUND If one moment from now I were to find the treasure that is my True Self, what then? I already know how to search for it, seek out books and wise ones. I know how to probe and gather and connect and theorize. I am well practiced in the Art of Questing, know all the moves of the seeker, but when have I ever rehearsed being still in the presence of any Gift? When I find my treasure will I know how to replace movement forward with no movement at all? Will I have my senses tuned to experience it? Will I know how to be with it in moments of Now, gently, reverently, completely? Will I know how to participate in life with the Gift found and no Great Search remaining to attend to? If I were to pretend I already hold the Gift of my True Self, what insights would be revealed? Would longing be replaced with acceptance? Would the answer no longer require the question? Would I close my books and shred my theories? Perhaps, after all, it would be just this: if I were to pretend my True Self is ever present, I would then realize the actual pretend had been that it wasn’t.