I could still function in the world, although I realized that nothing I ever did could possibly add anything to what I already had.
I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look inside, inside yourself.
''But I'm not a beggar,'' I can hear you say. Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.