Dreams & Magic: ‘I want to be a Wizard!’

I have known a lady, who’s son, when he was little, had the best way of answering questions. His answers were always full of fascination and amazing possibilities. There was one answer in particular I really loved, and it still puts a smile on my face every time I remember it.

Every time you asked him: ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’ His response was the best: ‘I want to be a wizard!’ No hesitation, no second-guessing. He wanted to be a wizard.

Whether he became a wizard or not is irrelevant 🙂

The point of this post is to remind us of that child-like wonder we used to have. I’d like you to notice all the incredible things that surround you. When we are children we see the world through a different lens. We do believe in magic, in fairies, dragons, unicorns and many, many mysterious beings. And some of us still do. We do believe anything is possible. But for most, that child-like wonder quickly fades away by joining adulthood and all the responsibilities, daily worries, meeting deadlines and everything that comes with it. That child-like wonder is almost non-existent in adulthood.

The good news is, however, we can still tap into it.

I’m not asking you to believe in any mysterious creatures, if this doesn’t resonate with you. I’m not asking you to strive to become a wizard 🙂 What I’m asking you, however, is to consider becoming more open to the incredible possibilities which lie in every corner of this Universe. What I’m asking you is to dream. Dream as big as you can. Go back to your childhood and ask yourself what were you thinking of becoming when you were a child? Ask yourself, what brought the most joy to your little soul back then? What activities did you enjoy? Wouldn’t it be great to re-visit these activities again? You may even find a stepping stone that can lead you to your true life’s purpose. I’ll leave that for you to decide.

The world is full of magic and many possibilities, even if we can’t always see it that way, especially these days when we are going through a lot. But by becoming open to seeing the world from a slightly different angle, a new perspective, we can notice so many incredible things we have not been able to see before.

‘When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’
– Dr. Wayne Dyer