The world cannot tell you who you are, nor can it make you happy. The external world doesn’t have that power. You do.
Everything we most deeply desire originates from within. Our deepest desires are beyond form: love, wholeness, fulfillment, health, freedom, happiness, fun, and so on. Our minds are always trying to figure out what, in the external world, will satisfy these inner desires. In so doing, the mind is leading you astray because it is confused about the source of those needs and desires.
The treasure that appears to be lacking is, in fact, constantly present in unlimited abundance within. It’s just that the conditioned, unobserved mind gets so wrapped up in the external world of form that we forget to look within.
The choice is simple: either 1) rely on the mind to seek but not to find or 2) go beyond the mind to the dimension of life within. Through a daily spiritual practice, the treasure is yours to enjoy. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.