Alchemical Magic + Happiness Within
“The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon” -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
I finally read this book a few months ago, after people had been telling me for years it was a must-read. Needless to say, it’s magical. I resonated so much with this part in the story- where the king gives the Shepard the task of exploring all the beauty his home has to offer all the while carrying a spoonful of oil in his hand. Sometimes I feel like the Shepard. I become so focused on not spilling the oil, I miss out on all the magic that surrounds me.
I woke up today and I asked myself, “Alexandra, Are you happy?” I am, I am very happy…but I could be enjoying life more than I do. I need to live more in the present moment, in the now. I need to Be Here Now, right now, instead of floating around in the past and future. Only this moment is real and my brain likes to forget that sometimes. By living more in the present, I am becoming more fluid with the changes life likes to throw my way. I will become more happy in each precious moment, by fully remaining in the moment.
Intention :: I will return to the now and be in the present. Through this, I find the true happiness felt within my soul.