Sometimes in Life, when you can’t understand what’s going on, a good thing to do is to let go and experience how magical Life really is!
To see the magic in you, in your Life, around you, you must stop being an adult, abandon all logic and just see everything with a child-like wonder. While our logical temperament has been honed by years of schooling and social conditioning and while it has helped us grow our careers, it has really stunted our evolution as individuals.
Consider your own Life. You, like me, have problems; why, everyone has problems! And, logically, you want those problems resolved. So if the problem is financial, you may want your income to go up and your expenses to come down. Logical thinking. But what happens when your efforts at boosting your income come to a naught? You get depressed. Depression leads to scarcity and negative thinking. If your problem is a relationship, you will want to sit down and resolve it. But the other party is just not interested. You grieve. You suffer. If your problem is your health, logically, medication should work. But the doctors are wringing their hands in despair, because they say their efforts are not working. You start thinking about death. You believe it’s all over. Despite all your logical thinking, in all three contexts, you are tormented, you are anxious and you are not present in your every waking moment. You are literally cooking in your problems. And this is where you are missing the magic of the present. You are missing seeing the myriad opportunities that Life is still offering you.
Remember that despite all the problems you are faced with and are seemingly drowning in, Life is going on and will go on. There’s magic everywhere. In the rising sun. In the chirping birds. In the smile of a child. In the few friends who are still standing by you. In the fact that you have a home, food to eat and someone to call family. When you are allowing yourself to be held hostage by your problems, you are missing all this magic. Your being wedded to your problems is logical. But logic kills magic. American author Nora Roberts says, “Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.” So, love this Life. Know that it won’t last forever. Then, and only then, will you see the magic in it!