Once upon a time, there lived a Persian man named Enkidu who dreamed of finding diamonds. He believed that if he found diamonds, he would become happy and rich. So, he dedicated his life to finding the diamonds – looking in the most remote mountain, caves, and rivers.
However, Enkidu never found his diamonds, dying distraught and unfulfilled. Upon his death, a friend looked into the stream behind Enkidu’s home, and found a large hidden reserve of diamonds.
This folktale teaches the lesson that the diamonds that we seek are already with us. How often do we look for wealth or guidance, not realizing that we are the sources of wealth and prosperity?
[This story has been modified as all folktales are.]
[I first heard it from this video by Denis Waitley (a international speaker).]