The key to finding our potential according to an old Hindu legend

 

There was once a time when all human beings were perfect, operating in their full potential, but they so misused their potential that it (their potential) was taken away from them. The question was, where should this potential be hidden, so it could never be found? Some thought that it should be “buried in the depth of the earth”, but that would not suffice as humans will dig into the earth and find it. “Why not then let it sink in the deepest ocean”? Again this is not suitable as humans will learn to dive into the ocean and find it. “At the top of the highest mountain let’s hide it there”?

 

 

But once again this will not do either, because humans will eventually climb every mountain and once again reach their potential. Where to hide their potential? It seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach. Then an idea came, “why not hide their potential deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there”? And it was agreed that this is the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring–searching for something that already within themselves.