I am reading a book by Deepak Chopra called “Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want”
It is quite good.
It is something that I have written about on occasion and sometimes try to put into practice in my own life, but often do not.
The Wizard can represent a number of things or beings – it could be our own Spirit, the Universe, the Source, God, the Universal Intelligence, the Higher Self….or whatever you might refer to the power, love, force, and spirit that runs through us all. The Wizard is a metaphor….
The Wizard is that force or spirit that we all have, the true self that never really changes, the person that remains the same as we grow, as we face challenges, as we worry about materialistic things – the Wizard knows what is really important, the Wizard helps us stay on the course when we’re worried, concerned, or chasing the “Joneses”.
The Wizard is that voice inside that helps you make a decision, that helps you stay on track, and that provides you a foundation of strength, serenity, and guidance. The Wizard in us sees the real world, the real person in others – not the beautiful or ugly skins and bones, but the spirit inside.
- There are some great lessons in this book; some new and fresh, some are things we all probably already know but are definitely good to be reminded of…..
- Spend time pondering not what you see but why you see it.
- The Wizard exists in all of us. This wizard sees and knows everything.
- The Wizard is beyond opposites of light and dark, good and evil, pleasure and pain.
- Everything the wizard sees has its roots in the unseen world.
- Nature reflects the moods of the wizard.
- The body and mind may sleep but the wizard is always awake.
For someone like me who has a difficulty making time for meditation, I found the quote “Without silence, there is no room for the wizard.” very helpful and meaningful…”without silence ther cannot be any real appreciation of life, which is as delicate in its inner fabrics as a closed rosebud.”
…also, Wizards don’t live in fear…when asked “How do you manage this peace of mind?”, the Wizard says, “Look within where there is only peace.”
Lastly, Chopra writes this….”The mind may succeed in making you intelligent, but it is poorly equipped to make you happy, fulfilled, at peace with yourself.”….”the Wizard is inside you and only wants one thing: to be born.”
…..I’ll share more good thoughts from the book as I come across them….
Best wishes for some magic from your inner Wizard today…