Sunday, October 4, 2009

Do You Believe In Magic?

I do, indeed. After all, what is magic but a mystery arising beyond the boundaries of our understanding?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. —Arthur C. Clarke

We see magic all the time. There is the unhappy person who falls in love and the whole world around them changes for the better. Science sees magic, when people are healed by ‘pointless’ placebos. Science admits a whole host of irrational causes for longer, happier lives: Married couples live longer and enjoy better health, laughing improves health, and that pet ownership can improve the well-being of the elderly.

If you believe in magic, a change is constituted within you and upon that change it no longer matters whether the original provocation can justify your belief. Look to the change within if you desire further proof.**

Mind you, by no means to I intend to imply that the only magic that I believe in is that which will be understood scientifically, but isn’t now. Understanding is not always rational. There is intuitive understanding/intelligence, emotional understanding, and mystical understanding—to name a few. Science and the rational will never be able to, but that will not diminish them any. The saints and mystics of all the religions have always known about that which surpasses understanding---and always will.

Of things done with smoke and mirrors, the instruments of illusion serve no purpose except to soften the impact of the realization that magic exists.**

Do you believe in magic?? Do you dare you disbelieve in what cannot be explained?

copyright 2008 CG Walters

Excerpted from **Strike a Chord of Silence, a new book of metaphysical maxims and essays

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