Tuesday, October 30, 2012
There is the idea that floats around, like a dour raven, that fun is suspect. That if we are laughing or playing we are 'not quite right in the head'. This is a silly idea. It is the worriers that are not quite right in the head. I would go so far as to say that it is the responsibility of a wise magician to add a fillip of fun to the problem solving that we do every day. It is the neurotic personality that cannot free associate, that cannot grasp the idea of magic and fun, that suffers. This personality also may cause suffering to those around him or her. It is good to be calm and stable. Sometimes one has to work, to examine one's habits of mind, in order to be calm and stable. But if you leave it at simply calm and stable, life can get boring. We need variety. Fortunately we have inborn creative skills. Do not let your natural creativity get crushed out of you by all the "should-sayers". We have the left hemisphere of our brain that is predominantly logical. The right side is more intuitive. They are meant to work together. Help this integration develop. Meditate. Solve problems. Then add a dollop of fun. Also, when you feel stuck in coming up with a solution to a problem, use your sense of fun, your creativity, to get past those blocks. Turn a problem around, start from the other end, twist it, re-state it. Fun is not suspect. Fun is vital. Be magically clear headed. Magic is there for you. May the spark be with you.