I came across this beautiful extract by Robert McCammon and it really resonated with me.
I believe in creating MAGIC -- in using our natural born soul gifts and talents to uplift the world and to live the lives we were born to live.
Sometimes it's all about remembering that the MAGIC already lives in us...
"We all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us.
We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand.
But then we get the magic educated right our of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out.
We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible.
Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God's sake.
And you know why we were told that?
Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they'd allowed to wither in themselves.
After you go so far way from it, though, you can't really get it back.
You can have seconds of it.
Just seconds of knowing and remembering.
When people get weepy at the movies, it's because in the dark theater the golden pool of magic is touched, just briefly.
Then they come out into the hard sun of logic and reason and it dries up, and they're left feeling a little heartsad and not knowing why.
When a song stirs your memory, when motes of dust turning in a shaft of light takes your attention from the world, when you listen to a train passing on a track in the night distance and wonder where it might be going, you step beyond who you are and where you are.
For the briefest of instants, you have stepped into the magic realm." ~ Robert McCammon