Do you have the courage to go looking for the magic in you?

breatheMany of us have been taught to be safe. The world is scary, unpredictable. Do the safe thing, for who knows, what might happen. And so we are safe. We don’t take risks. We don’t speak our truth. We skim life, instead of diving deep and getting engrossed in the juicy, messy business of living our life. We do the best in the situation we find ourselves in, instead of choosing to put ourselves in worlds where we want to be. Sooner, or later, we find that we  can’t hear ourselves anymore. There’s a deafening quiet where there should be an inner radar. And then, because we don’t want to feel like hiding our gifts and our voice and our  idiosyncrasies in the treasure chest that stays locked in our hearts anymore, we start…opening up. We begin, in the search for ourselves, and in search of the magic hidden inside of us.

I believe this is one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us as human beings, both for its own amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.

The hunt to uncover those jewels-that’s creative living.

The courage to go on that hunt in the first place—that’s what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one.

Elizabeth Gilbert

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2 thoughts on “Do you have the courage to go looking for the magic in you?

  1. Nice post, honestly, it is easier said than done. We can all say how great it is to come out of our shell and discover the true self but it doesn’t work that ways. More often than not, the people who talk more about risk aversion are the ones who need to come out of their shell. I may be wrong here

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    1. No, you’re absolutely right. What we need to learn and are learning, that’s what we can also teach when we’re further ahead. I had this thought myself recently when I thought of Voltaire saying Let not the perfect be the enemy of the good. And then I thought, Voltaire probably be struggled with perfectionism and he was trying to learn this as much as teach this, if that makes sense 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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