Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Magic of Filling Your Heart
The picture I often get from movies and Fairy Tales is that magic is for desperate times. There is trouble or danger and out comes the magic wand. This makes for good story telling but it skews a full understanding of magic. Remember, magic is well formed. That means that magic has a place in life when life is not on a desperate plane. In fact, taking time to take in the good, to notice the wonderful things around us, to see the magical world we live in, will cause there to be less times of desperation. If you have a hole in your heart from not feeling loved you may act in ways that are not good for you. Perhaps you will become greedy and try to amass things. Perhaps you will do silly or stupid things to try to buy friends. Instead you can do as Dr. Rick Hanson, author of "Buddha's Brain", and "Hardwiring Happiness", suggests and take in the good. He teaches us to find a good fact, feel it, absorb it, maybe enrich it and let it become an inner resource for us. We can notice that people speak to us in a friendly way and take that in. When family members or loved ones give us attention we can take that in as a resource for feeling loved. So I say to all wise magicians, it is a good idea to fill your inner resource bank before it gets empty. You are able. You are lovable. Just the fact that you are aware of human needs shows that you have a sense of caring so turn that towards yourself. Fill your heart with joy, comfort, satisfaction, love, or whatever you need. Then times of desperation will not seem so bad. May the spark be with you.