A little more magic and enchantment is exactly what we need in the world right now. How do we stop waiting for it to appear from outside of us, and bring our own willingness to be enchanted to the very moments we’re currently in?
Today’s show explores how we’ve disconnected from our capacity for wonder, and how to get it back. We’re surrounded by opportunities for enchantment in everyday moments but we’re often too busy, too anxious or too lost in our stories to perceive it.
In turning toward wonder, we can reconnect with the spark of magic that’s always alive within us ~ and remember how to trust enchantment more than the strategies of protection and control that keep us from it.
*This is a recast of an episode published in January of 2021. Wanted to offer it again in the heart of Christmas.
A Blessing for Presence by John O’Donohue
May you awaken to the mystery of being here
And enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift
And find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.
Source: O’Donohue, J., (1998). Eternal Echoes. Exploring our hunger to belong. London, Bantam Books. p.139
Links to things mentioned:
Short video of “In Search of Christmas Spirit”
The talented creators of “In Search of Christmas Spirit”
Mark Nepo interview on Good Life Project
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