By: Jim Whiting, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor
The openness of childhood
Did you grow up believing in magic, magical places, and beings?
Did the world seem like a place full of magic, wonder, a place where anything could happen, a world where anything is possible?
Living in the “Real(?)” world
Somewhere on the path of growing into mature functioning adults, we stop believing the world is place of wonder. For some of us the world becomes mundane, a struggle or a place full of dangers we need to manage or control.
Remember the first time you realized no santa, no tooth fairy, Easter bunny or unicorns.
Magical vs. Mundane
Yet, how else can we explain the wonder of the simple act of breathing, seemingly inhaling nothing and animating your entire body, from nothing comes something. Billions of neurons firing through your brain connecting thoughts, feelings, emotions and memories. The intelligence that tells every cell to divide and multiply, creating you and the world around you. Intelligence that creates stars, planets, universes and galaxies. Quantum Mechanics tells us that through our attention, we create our reality. Not only is magic at play all round us, we are that magic.
So next time you find yourself wondering if there really is any magic in this world, think of the mythical unicorn, a one of a kind, magical creature.
You my friend are that unicorn.
Isn’t it time you galloped though magical fields?