554. The Greatest Treasure: a mindful story and meditation

Odette Octopus and Serena Sea Lion learn that the greatest treasure of all is friendship.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:37

The Greatest Treasure Excerpt:

Odette Octopus quickly scurried across the seafloor through the reef, excited to meet up with her friend Serena Sea Lion. Yesterday, Serena had told Odette about a place close to the reef that had a big treasure hidden in it. Serena wasn’t sure what the treasure was or where it was, exactly, so the two friends had decided to go on a treasure hunt together today to find the treasure.


Now, as Odette hurried to meet up with Serena, she wondered what this big treasure could be. The Ahway Island Ocean was full of mysteries and surprises, and Odette was always eager to learn about each and every one of them. When she was just a little octopus, she had heard stories about pirates and their jewels and gold. Maybe today’s treasure would be something that a pirate had lost in the ocean long ago.


Of course, Odette didn’t need anything valuable like jewelry or gold, it was just that she liked shiny objects no matter what they were made of. Maybe, if she found something shiny today, she would keep it in her burrow to remember this exciting treasure hunt with her friend.

Today’s Meditation: Enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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