When My Life Became Magical

mylifebecamemagicalOne of the things I love most about when I visit Mexico is that I am usually isolated enough from my everyday life and routines that mind can relax and contemplate more important things. It is on these trips when my brain is turned off that I get some of my most inspiring insights.

Walking through the jungle this past March I was looking at the flowers and the trees, and just enjoying everything about being in that moment. The sun was out, it was warm, and I was completely relaxed and happy. It was a good moment to just be and reflect on all of life’s interesting twists and turns that lead to me to that exact moment.

Call it a moment of great and sincere gratitude for EVERYTHING in my life, all of the good as well as the not so good parts because it all led to where I was, and in that moment, in that paradise, how could I not be thankful?

Then it dawned on me that I have been living, for lack of a better term, quite the magical life. You could also say blessed or fortunate, but I like magical because that is how it feels to me most of the time; and it as at that exact moment that I had the most profound insight, and one of the greatest ones ever in my life…

“My life became magical the exact moment that I decided it was.”

Now mind you, it wasn’t always that way. Life at certain points for me was a challenge that at times was full self-inflicted drama and chaos. And if I wasn’t causing problems for myself or getting in my own way I spent a lot of time resisting “what is” instead of relaxing and going with the flow of life. I spent years fighting life.

Then one day, I stopped doing that. If I had to guess it was around the time that I turned 40. Somewhere around that time, I made the decision that I had spent enough time and energy trying to build my life the way I thought it should be or expected it to be. I surrendered, I let go, and instead of living life on my terms, I chose to live life on life’s terms instead. And guess what? That was probably the same time that the magic all started happening.

My life became magical the exact moment that I decided it was… I truly believed that and I still believe that. Every day I look for the proof, be it in my interactions with other people, the beautiful things I see in nature, or in the little unexpected surprises that life bestows on me.

Your life is happening now, and if you allow it to just happen instead of fighting it, great and magical things will occur. Believe that your life can be magical and it will be. Then you too can say, “My life became magical the exact moment that I decided it was!”

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten 22 March 2015

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