Sometimes we can’t help but hold on tight to a certain dream or idea. We cling desperately because we want change. We want more. We want out of a certain situation, but we just don’t know how to make that happen, but we dream. We make plans. A part of us believes it will never happen, but we still hope that there’s a magic bullet out there that will transform our lives into something better and grander than what we have.
Deep down we really cling to the hope that some magic bullet will appear and cut through all the crap, all the ridiculousness our lives have become and instantly make things better for us. That magic will make all the bad parts disappear or become irrelevant because our day has come, we have zipped past the problems and been catapulted into a dream come true.
We make excuses, because we have gotten so hung up on that particular idea (whatever the idea might be, it differs for everyone) to come save us so we don’t have to save ourselves. There’s not much forward motion. We are too busy waiting for that magic bullet. But one day we get tired of waiting, so we start doing something to help that dream along.
Maybe one day we wake up and it finally hits us that the magic bullet really isn’t coming, and we start to feel the pressure of doing it ourselves. The pressure builds and life just doesn’t seem fair. Others’ seem to get their magic bullet, so where is ours?
After the storm has ravaged our minds. After we have finally given up and sat down to take a breath, a moment of calm surrounds us. A calm that breathes with a life of its own, and amazing new ideas start to form. Ideas we may never have been able to see before, because we were too busy chasing the magic bullet.
We begin to realize that maybe things aren’t so black and white after all. Maybe we just needed to change the way we think, the way we do things to make our dreams come true. Maybe we are that magic bullet.
A determination fills us as a plan starts to form. It’s going to be a lot of work. There’s so much to do, but finally we see a pathway that we never considered before. We realize we have always been the master of our lives and always will be. So we start to shape the kind of meaningful life we truly desire in our minds with a deep knowing this is the way it was always supposed to be.
We start the work confident in who we are and where we are going. We finally understand the magic has always been with us and always will be. We are the magic that gets things done. It is our magic that makes our lives better. It is our magic that makes the bad parts disappear. We have the power to dissolve our problems. We get to make our dreams come true.
We now know the truth behind all the other magic bullets that transformed other peoples’ lives. It all makes so much sense now. And we know it’s possible for us to do the same. We don’t have to chase the magic bullet any more. We are the magic bullet, and we know that from this moment on our lives will never be the same.