"No one longs for what he or she already has,
and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual life
suggests that the reason so many of us cannot see
the red X that marks the spot
is because we're standing on it.
The treasure we seek requires no lengthy expedition,
no expensive equipment,
no superior aptitude
or special company.
All we lack is the willingness to imagine that we already have everything we need.
The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are."
Barbara Brown Taylor