Follow the path and you may discover treasure beyond expectation.
One evening, my daughter came upstairs into my room and handed me a treasure map.
She pointed out where I was on the map and said if I followed the path she had drawn out, it would bring me to a treasure which was marked by an X.
Then she went back downstairs.
As I looked over the map, I saw that it was a drawing of our home with the path leading me to the dining room.
I carefully followed the path out of my room, down the hall, around the corner, down the stairs, through the living room, and to the dining room.
What I found there, where the X was clearly marked on the map, was my bright-smiled daughter sitting cross-legged atop the dining table (something we would normally discourage) holding a sign she had made while I was upstairs.
The colorfully decorated sign read simply, “Daddy, I love you.”
Love, as it turns out, is the treasure.
‘Love Is The Treasure’ by Robert Van Valkenburgh
HOLISTIC BUDO: As in Life, so too in Budo. As in Budo, so too in Life.