Featured in Breaking the Boundaries art group ART UNIVERSE
I saw a image the other day from a fellow artists that made me remember a chapter in a book by Eckhart Tolle which inspired me to create this piece..

A beggar was sitting on a box in his usual place his been sitting for 30 years. One day a stranger walked by. “Spare some change ?” mumbled the beggar , mechanically holding out his old baseball cap. " I have nothing to give you" said the stranger. Then he asked " Whats that your sitting on ?" “Nothing” replied the beggar. “Just an old box Ive been sitting on for as long as i can remember.” “Ever looked inside” asked the stranger. “No” said the beggar whats the point there’s nothing in there." " Look inside " insisted the stranger. The beggar manage to pry open the lid, with astonishment and disbelief he saw that the box was filled with gold.
I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look inside. Not inside any box, as in the parable, but some where even closer: inside your self.

“But I am not a beggar” I 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 out-side for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.



I create the images I do, not because I want to but because I have to, I cant control it or even direct it. I’m merely a vehicle for the expressions of my ideas. Follow me on Facebook

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  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Greta :-)

    – Smudgers Art

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago


  • Cheers mate ..

    – Smudgers Art

  • theBottstar
    theBottstarover 3 years ago

    This is really really good, with a wonderful description to go with it, thank you so much!

  • Glad you liked it .. thanks for your kind comments.

    – Smudgers Art

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

    (your vote is needed here !!!)

  • Thanks .. :-)

    – Smudgers Art

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, I wish I had a treasure chest. :) Congrats on your feature.

  • Oh you do .. and thanks for your comments ;-)

    – Smudgers Art

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

  • Great .. thanks ..

    – Smudgers Art

  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977over 3 years ago

    A link or a mention would be nice

  • Have done mate .. ;-)

    – Smudgers Art

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your artwork has been featured in
    Enhanced photos group.!!

  • thanks :-)

    – Smudgers Art

  • Zi-O
    Zi-Oover 3 years ago

    Ok, message received! Wonderful image and a much needed message! :-)

  • glad you like it :-)

    – Smudgers Art

  • virgosun
    virgosunover 3 years ago

    Yes, an excellent parable and illustration – congratulations :D

  • awesome .. thanks

    – Smudgers Art

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