“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
–– Roald Dahl
I suppose you believe in magic.
Tentatively, at least for the sake of this conversation, you believe in magic.
And because you believe in magic you look forward to experiencing magical moments.
You are quite eager towards them because they represent something totally different. They represent the magnitude of life, how different and amazing it can be.
But of course, you also live in a scientific and practical world. The one that rotates through logic.
Of the two, you dance back and forth to derive the meaning of day to day happenings.
As you dance between the two, you can’t help but notice something peculiar about the world of magic.
When you compare the two, the magical world shows you something very very unexpected. The climate of surprise just seems overwhelmingly addicting.
And more so because it rarely happens.
However, both you and I know that the world of magic is mostly inaccessible. It is a world that spontaneously smashes into our dimension of thinking, feeling, and being.
It radically transforms the way we experience and engage with life, momentarily.
And so we develop a dependency.
We crave the magic and want very much to be fully immersed.
Alternatively, a world without magic feels profoundly empty.
What I am describing as magic can be anything for you. It can be motivation, happiness, creativity, or something else.
Whatever it may be, it is highly valuable –– something that you prioritize amidst a very busy life.
When it shows up, you consciously strive to fully experience it. When it doesn’t your life is at best, bland.
And that’s kind of scary.
It’s sort of like a paradox, the more you search for it, the better it conceals itself.
Which makes it a blessing but not a need.
What you will find, however, is exactly that.
We seek grandiose moments to confirm our existence and completely ignore the little pieces of magic that do in fact exist.
Because we have become addicted to over simulation of some magic, we have become tone-deaf of little magic moments –– all of which, comprise the life that we live.
Which leaves me with a single conclusion:
There is plenty of magic in our world that needs our attention.