Today, I want to write about a quote that I try and live by. There’s a lot. However, I’m going to try and pick one. When I look up at my wall directly in front of me, one quote hanging up really grabs my attention.
“One of the oldest and most generous tricks that the universe plays on human beings is to bury strange jewels within us all, and then stand back to see if we can ever find them.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
First of all, I love Elizabeth Gilbert. I respect the hell out of her and I hope she’s having a good day.
Anyway, I’ve read/listened to Big Magic at least twelve times front to back. So, I’ve come across this quote a few times, not including the times I’ve looked at it on the wall above my desk.
What I think a lot of us forget to acknowledge is our own magic. It’s so true. Each one of us has magical things hidden within. But, the universe doesn’t just reveal those things to you-you have to be the one to find and use them.
How do you find them?
There’s no step by step process. No secret formula. It’s different for you than it is for me.
The basis of it—follow your heart. Let the light guide you. When you do that, you live in your truth. And when you live in your truth, these strange jewels have no other choice but to come out of hiding.
So, do whatever fires you up and takes you closer to the light. Remember, sometimes in order to step forward, we must first step back to remember which way to go.
I hope you find one of your hidden jewels soon.