There is an ancient Indian legend, which I have read recently and would like to share with you...
There was once a time when all human beings were Gods, but they so abused their power that Brahma, the chief God, decided to take away their power and hide it somewhere it could not be found.
Brahma called a council of the Gods to help him decide where exactly to hide the power.
“Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the Gods.
“No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it,” answered Brahma.
“Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean”.
“No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it,” said Brahma.
“Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.”
But once again Brahma replied, “No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain.”
Giving up, the Gods replied, “We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place in existence that humans will not eventually reach.”
Brahma thought for a long time and then said…
“Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there.”
The Gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. From this moment, we humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring – searching for some secret power already within ourselves.
So, like most people, you might feel as if you're searching in all the wrong places for what you really want, i.e.: peace, love, wealth, joy, success - yet, the truth is, it all comes from within...from our own inner divinity.
We already possess what we want, we just have to learn to look in the right places to access it.