“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
~ Roald Dahl
I’ve always been a magical thinker. I truly believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and that when the bells rang when the priest held up the host in church that the sound was sent from heaven. In fact, I was in my 20s when I finally noticed an altar boy ringing the bells. In that moment, I felt a little sad — another magical moment made mundane by reality.
Despite all this, I still tend to be a magical thinker. I see magic and beauty in the world and in my life almost every day. Of course, it is not to the degree that I experienced as a child, but it is still there.
Today’s Journal Exercise:
Do you still experience magic in your life? Why or why not? How can you cultivate the joy of the magical in your life as an adult?
Here are a couple of suggestions:
1. Notice the synchronicity in your life. Did you find the perfect parking spot? Did you think of someone and suddenly they called you?
2. Notice the beauty all around you. Are there butterflies and hummingbirds outside your door? Is there an impossible flower growing through the cracks in the cement? Do the clouds overhead form interesting shapes and patterns?
Buy or check out from the library a copy of E-Squared by Pam Grout and start doing the experiments she suggests. Share your results in the Facebook Group. I also invite you to share your thoughts on finding magic in every day life there and/or in a comment below.