Saturday, February 4, 2012
Magic Will Come
Weather has been bad. I wouldn't be able to step out on to my deck if I wanted to because of the drift against my office door. We had over 14" of snow since night before last. I had been trying too hard, as well, to figure out how to bring the success into my life that will one day come. I had been feeling at the end of my rope. I knew the magic was there but I couldn't find it for myself. I was beating myself up for that also, and feeling guilty because I knew better. But I just couldn't create any zing, any endorphins, in the amount I wanted. So I began to organize my office. Notes to file, books to shelve, paper to put in the recycle bin, and so on. I couldn't pull magic up myself but it was out there, waiting. Then I came across a short item mentioning the 'beginner's mind'. It said that we need not look at failure as failure but as a chance to start over again, as a fresh new page on which to write a new story. It took a bit because I was not thinking that I had failed, exactly. Then it sank in. I might not need to write a whole new story, but I could write a new chapter. As I had been sorting and filing I had also been sorting out my ideas for several of my projects as well. The perspective from this unknown writer became a spark of magic for me. I was no longer at the 'end of my rope' but I had a chance to try again. This time I would probably get further than I had before. I had not been able to wield my own magic wand but another magician had waved one for me. So I suggest to all wise magicians that if you need a bit of magic that you look around you. Perhaps someone else has discovered a idea or a bit of inspiration that they will share with you. May the spark be with you.