What is magic? What does it mean to “find the magic in you”? Does it mean learning stage tricks like a performer to amaze and mesmerize an audience? Or does it imply a belief in conjuring things outside the laws of nature through spells and incantations? For me the answer to both of these is a resounding “No.”
I believe true magic is to be found in each of our hearts, that it is an unshakable force, a dream or a vision that can motivate and guide us to shine our unique light in the world. We activate it by our openness to discovering and acting in unison with this force in our hearts.
Once you develop an understanding of the fire in your heart and connect with it, once you begin to take intentional action motivated by that fire and passion, your dream, your vision begins to come alive in your life, because you have found the magic in you.
Finally, it is important to tend this fire in your heart once you are aware of it. Of course the ember is always there, always glowing gently, but if you would bring its full power into the world, you need to feed it. Each fire is as unique as the person in whom it burns. If you don’t already know what fuels and nurtures your passionate dream or vision, then you need to discover it. It is usually found in the things that inspire you or in the things that break your heart. For some of us it might be time spent on a quiet, contemplative walk in the woods. For others it might be time spent in a lively political discussion group. For still others it could be working with people in challenging circumstance – abuse survivors, impoverished children, or victims of war.
As you look into your own heart, what are some of the things that inspire and nurture your dreams? Please share them below if you are willing. You’ll be inspiring others!