The Treasures Within Us


Lisa Alioto

16 August 2020 26 comments

I recently started reading a book that asked the simple but profound question, “do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?

On the surface this seems like a simple yes/no question.  But is it?  Let’s break it down a bit and see if that reveals our true answer to the depths of such a question.


Courage comes from a place of a great strength.  It means taking on a challenge despite your fears.  These fears can stem from anything – past mistakes, insecurities, fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of success, etc..

Before you can answer such a question you have to ask yourself, “in this moment, do I have the strength to take on this opportunity?”   Is it the right time?  Is it the right opportunity?

The Treasures that are Hidden Within You

I read this and thought what beauty lies within that statement.  It assumes that within each and every one of us there are treasures within us.  In other words, there is a beauty within each and every one of us beyond that which we have already discovered.   That there is more greatness waiting to burst from us if we let it.  How exciting is that?

But Hidden?

How will these treasures ever be revealed if they are hidden?   How does a person find their treasures?  And that is where courage comes in.   The courage to let yourself be vulnerable enough to allow yourself to be open to the new, the scary, the bold.   If you let yourself be controlled by your fears your treasures will remain hidden.   However, if you can find the courage to move past those fears and reveal those treasures, a life amplified can be brought within reach.

Amplified?  Well, it can be like turning a light on in a darkened and shadowed room.  It can be the ray of sunshine through the clouds.  It can be the spark that lights your fire.   The turn of the key that open the door to your future.

So Now I Ask…

Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that lie hidden within you?   Now that you’ve thought about it a bit, what does this question mean to you?   What’s happened when you have said yes in the past to such a question?  

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26 thoughts on “The Treasures Within Us

  1. Nice. Fortunately for me, I have identified those treasures within me and I am already working on getting them.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      That is fabulous SM – congratulations!!! How exciting!

  2. This is such a lovely post! Gave me a lot to think about 🙂

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Awesome Jenny – glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Interesting read. Thanks for sharing!

    MagicandBliss |

    1. Lisa Alioto

      You are welcome Magicandbliss! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Such an interesting read and I definitely agree that ‘courage comes from a place of great strength.’ Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      You are welcome Isabelle – I’m glad you enjoyed the article!

  5. Ooft, this post just hit me right in the chest! I think I’ve definitely been holding back from finding the treasures within me. My anxiety stops me from doing the things I’d like to and from reaching outside my comfort zone. But that needs to change! Thank you for this, it’s given me a lot to think about!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Bethany – I am in the exact same place, hence the book that started me thinking along these lines. I feel as though I am letting fear hold me back from too much and I want to change that. Glad it was helpful for you too.

  6. Very interesting, got me thinking now!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      It’s really got me thinking too – that is an interesting question, isn’t it?

  7. This was a great read, deep deep thoughts.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Glad you enjoyed it – yes, definitely some deep thoughts loaded in that question

  8. Such a lovely post – I need to think about my treasures within and work on bringing them out now!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      You are so gifted Lisa – I bet you are filled with even more treasures!

  9. What a great question. I just quit my day job today to chase after a dream I’ve had for a long time. I definitely felt courageous and afraid at the same time.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Brooke – what an exciting time! I am so impressed by your courage and have no doubt you are off to a very successful new adventure! Congratulations!

  10. What a thought-provoking post! That’s a good question that we should all ask ourselves every now and then. To sort of check up on ourselves on whether we’re using our full potential to reach the best possible outcome in whatever it is we’re trying to achieve.

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

    1. Lisa Alioto

      I agree Teresa – it’s definitely something I”m going to regularly start asking myself.

  11. This is really interesting. There’s so much which can hold us back in life for taking the next step. And it’s often to do with vulnerability like you say. But definitely worth doing when we’re ready to

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Completely agree Emma 🙂

  12. This gives me a lot to think about. What are my treasures, and how can I work on them? Thanks for the motivation!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      You are welcome Jennifer – I am sure that you have many treasures and I already know you have so many talents! Such a great blogger!

  13. What an interesting post! I love the concept of being vulnerable in order to discover our hidden treasures. Often being strong for too long can make you weak

    1. Lisa Alioto

      I love your comment – “often being too strong for too long can make you weak” – very insightful and thought-provoking

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