Magical thinking

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My #currentmood has me contemplating perception, possibilities, and the limits we place on ourselves when we decide what can work based on what’s worked in the past, or for other people, or in stories we’ve read, or heard about. I’m less interested in deeply ingrained patterns at the moment than I am in creating new spaces, writing new definitions, and making choices based on intuition, and my personal truth.

Old ideas are like dead weight in the bottom of the bag of experience you’re always carrying around. Judgments, stories, frameworks, and yes, even “wisdom” that you auto-apply to situations when their ambiguity makes you feel anxious only drag you down. They prevent you from being fully present for the unfolding of the new – for the magic show that is life without the boundaries of expectations, or the instant assignment of “meaning” to every moment.

What if whatever happens today is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before? What if it holds the potential to usher you into something extraordinary? What if there is no playbook for it in your archive of personal reference points?

It might feel kind of magical, especially when you realize that you are the magician.

Missing your regular “No-Fail” Friday mindfulness challenges? Don’t worry, they’re coming back soon! For now, remember, you’re only one intentional breath away from a perfectly mindful moment. 

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