If I’ve learned anything in life it’s the fact that there’s a Broadway show tune quote for every occasion. Today’s quote is “How can life be tragic if there’s magic in your life?”. Truer words were never spoken.
Since learning that quote in eighth grade it’s been a kind of mantra. It reminds me to shift my focus. If something seems out of whack I’ve learned to look at it from a different angle. Find the magic.
The lore is full of magic. Read any story and there’s bound to be something magical going on. It’s everywhere. Magic serves as a kind of framework for the lore. It provides a unifying structure from tale to tale. To deny the existence of magic is the deny the lore and it’s many lessons for us. To accept that fact is to open your world to all kinds of possibilities.
Magic fills our world. All we have to do is look for it. The simple act of flicking a light switch has its own magic. There is no denying there is magic in human relationships. Love and friendship have their own special magic. And on. With so much magic constantly surrounding us we become characters in our own tales and lore. We are affected by magic at every turn.
We also engage in the act of creating magic. By living our lives fully and exploring all avenues of growth our abilities to create magic increase. The act of reading from the lore and finding ways it’s applicable in our lives is a form of creating magic. We are connecting with ancient sources and bridging a span of time to today. Magic indeed!
Not that by creating magic is everything going to go as we’d like it to. We may be able to shapeshift into a salmon to swim away from a situation only to find ourselves plucked from the stream by some pesky bird flying overhead. We may get eaten by the bird but then we become part of it. Our wisdom builds onto the bird’s wisdom. We somehow become bigger and greater than what we were. We become more. Through an act of magic. I tell you magic is everywhere!
It all depends on your point of view. Try tilting your head a bit to see a new perspective. Another quote from the song goes “In true focus the world is hocus pocus”. Try that on next time you’re faced with a difficulty. It works for me. Maybe it will work for you.
“Magic magic all of life is magic”.