Have You Ever Seen the Rain just played on my car radio. It reminds me of magic moments in music groups—all of us belting this song out at the top of our lungs. I have experienced many magic moments when I’ve sung and played music in a circle with others. And it’s interesting how magic moments are always in the moment. Magic, or we could say beauty, is not outside of the present moment. Beauty cannot be found in the future. Beauty happens only in the present moment when we’re present, not when we’re planning ahead or thinking about something with our mind in some far-off place. It’s a mind-less place.
After having spent so many years in school developing my thinking abilities, it’s a challenge to let go of all that, be present, and let my heart lead the way. It’s really about trusting in life, because my heart and soul are connected to the pulse of life—and my mind is definitely not. (In fact, my mind often gets me into messes that I then have to clean up.)
I just have to remember: the more present I am in the moment, the more beauty I get to experience.