Everyday magic, common divinity, and ordinary amazements are hiding in plain sight. When I see or feel them surrounding me, staring down from the sky, growing up from the ground, or rushing right through me, I realize I have a choice every moment of every day. I can clear the clouds and cobwebs away, I can calm my clamoring, clanging ego, and I can choose to surrender to my inherent role as servant to humanity and conduit of love. Rather than rushing through the day, perpetually focused on the next moment, I can surrender to now. I can create a bit of space inside and outside, smile, and notice all of the everyday magic of each and every moment. Only then can I be truly useful to those around me.
Not everyone can see this common magic, even though it’s readily available through the portals of science, curiosity, nature, and simple observation-just to name a few. At times, I feel like a diplomat that can go between the two realms: One that’s bubbling and overflowing with dazzling, living amazements and one that’s sterile and boring with sharp edges. I can transport to this land of endless wonders through trapdoors such as walks and bike rides outdoors, mindful breathing, music, and conscious yet effortless transformation.
Everything is changing and transforming constantly. No situation or relationship will stay the same for very long. Even though I find myself wanting everything to happen faster than it naturally is inclined, I lovingly long for contented patience. When I find myself tensely rushing and pushing, seeing others and their actions as obstacles to my progress, I can remember to ease up, to ease off, and to create some space. This relaxing space allows me to smile and notice that everyday magic again, and the moment is suddenly transformed. My agitator is now teaching me a priceless lesson about practicing patience and opening up to a different timeline than my own. These moments encourage me to never stop learning-if I’m smart enough to notice them.
"I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life - all mystery and magic."