By Diana Hansen
“Magic…. I will magic everybody beautiful flowers” said Evie (age 4 years).
When I think about what magic means to me, it fills me with a sense of great anticipation of what will happen next, along with the mystique of how magic actually happens. I am filled to the brim with a strong sense of curiosity and wonder. In fact, I am in total awe of people who have those seemingly magical powers.
What comes to mind when you think of magic? Does it conjure up thoughts or feelings of joy, something to treasure, something incredible and amazing that is or could happen? Or does it leave you with a great big question mark of the unknown?
Webster dictionary describes magic as an “extraordinary power” or “something that seems to cast a spell and gives a feeling of enchantment.”
If we all possessed a magical power what would you do? How would you react differently and what would you take action on? What if fear didn’t hold you back? What would you change in your life? Would it make you feel gratitude? What aspects would you feel gratitude for?
Did you realise that we all do possess some incredible magic within us? For each and every thought we think creates our future….and even if you did know that, do you live with that in your mind consciously? That might sound a bit crazy to some of us, however it is my belief and the belief of many others that this is in fact true. Our beliefs can empower our life or hold us back in limiting ways, thereby preventing the real you from living your life to the best. Our beliefs and experiences in life shape how we view the world, our perspective, our values, our attitudes and in turn how we respond to circumstances that happen in our day-to-day life.
Things you get told or hear in your early years along with any experiences you have had all contribute to create your own beliefs. These beliefs formed in early childhood can effect the rest of your life so in an ideal world, we need to empower children to view themselves and their capabilities with a ‘can do’ attitude. They would learn from a very young age about the power of ‘yet’ so as they develop resilience and perseverance, they naturally learn they can do anything they put their mind to and believe in….just not yet. This growth mindset affirms greater possibilities for our futures. Of course, this mindset is not limited to the minds of children for we as adults create our reality too. Though we cannot always choose what happens in our life or to those around us, we can choose how we respond.