In a recent talk, Tara Brach shared the following story:
“A master thief waited his whole life to acquire the most valuable diamond in the world. When he heard it had been purchased, he spent three days trying to steal the rare jewel. He failed.
Finally, the thief walked right up to the owner and asked, “How did you hide this precious jewel from me?”
To which the owner replied, ‘I placed it where I knew you would never look—in your own pocket.'”
That thing you’ve been looking for, that you’d be willing to steal, that thing you have convinced yourself is too far out of reach, have you checked your own pocket?
Chances are, it’s already there.