This post is brilliant — and a beautiful reminder that caring for others begins with self care. If only we all knew ourselves so well. But then, the true magician knows their own limits. Self-awareness is a prerequisite to performing magic of any real substance.
Gabor Mate commented on self-care this way: “The best gift that you can give your kids [or anyone you love] is your own happiness.” What I know is that you cannot give away what you do not possess, so if you’re trying to bring the ‘world’ joy but you’re bereft, well, how’s that workin’ for ya?
Enjoy this reblog in honor of a very talented NanoPoblano Pepper!!
I once wrote, “Magic can be stressful as fuck. More stressful than people who don’t rely on it can know” (August 23, 2017). In the years that followed that adorable tweet, I went from this tenuous-at-best belief in magic, to no belief in magic at all. But now, I may have learned the most important lesson magic ever shared,
“I have only magic enough for me”.
I will spare you all the nonsense and double-talk, smeared on society’s cage bars like angry gorilla feces at the zoo, about “the magic in all of us”, or “the way of the empath”, or any other such crap that South Asian-appropriating white saviors and plagiarist self-help gurus fling around the internet, and simply say that I, in whatever way you wish to define it, still do believe in magic.
And it is in short supply.
I mean look, I’m writing a blog post…
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