Ever notice that one day everything in the world seems magical and then suddenly something happens and we lose sight of the magic and the whole world becomes that one thing?
The best example I can think of is a new relationship. When you first starting dating, everything seems magical. The first everything seems more beautiful. Sitting in the park with this fresh romance and you can hear the birds, smell the flowers, and hear the joy in children’s laughter. Everything seems made just for you.
Then you break up. Suddenly all the magic has escaped from the world. The pain of rejection, of loss and loneliness make all the magic disappear. Suddenly, everything feels painful and hard. The things that were magical before are still there, but they don’t seem so special now. The whole world has been reduced to your broken heart.
It happens with everyday things too. We’re happy all day and then we make a mistake and our whole world becomes that mistake.
Pain makes our world small and dull.
In pain, we must still remember the magic.
It isn’t lost, we just look through a different lens when we are in pain or emotionally stimulated. Whether that is a rosy colored lens or a cloudy lens, the mystery and magic of the world is always there – even if our shades are fogging up.
The trick is to see the beauty that surrounds all our pain, not to diminish the pain, but to put it in perspective. Our hearts may be broken, we may feel like everything is lost, and it isn’t. We have the capability of still seeing magic if we back up to look at the whole scene and see heartbreak and pain as only one version of what is happening right now. As you hurt there are babies being born into this world, a seed is breaking open to craft new life, flowers are blooming, and even more so, you are being crafted into something better because of this pain.
Tend to the pain. Heal. But don’t forget the magic never ceased. It just depends on how open we are to seeing it – even in our pain.