Royce Shook

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There is always beauty or magic in the moment.

Pain is guaranteed, suffering is optional. ― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

There is always beauty or magic in the moment.

As you watch the magic unfold around you, allow yourself to hear the  music of your soul. Allow the magic and the music to drown out the voices that don't allow you to see or hear the magic in life. Magic is all around us. 

Ever watch a toddler experience life; their eyes light up at the new wonders they see, hear and experience. We used to allow ourselves this magic, and we can again.

Magic is in our environment, for example, there is no bad weather, just inappropriate clothes or expectations. The temperature today would have been bliss in March, right? 

Weather happens and we react to it. There is no – "It’s cold" -- like this statement is a fact. Cold is a judgment. It may be below 50 F (10 C) but cold or hot is up to you. Pleasant or nasty is your expectation, not the temperature. You can say, “I’m cold and I’m tired of endless grey days.” or you can say, "I'm cold, but the endless days of grey will soon be gone and blue skies will soon be here" The weather and the day just IS.  

I inflict my own view of the weather with an internal story that the weather is supposed to be some way that it is or it isn’t. If you want to capture the magic in the moment, change your internal story and fall in love with what’s right here, right now.


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