I stumbled upon this little piece of graffiti while wandering around Brooklyn last summer and while the message resonated with me, I'm also trying to decide what exactly I think it means. In the first place, it can be hard to pinpoint what it is within us that is "magic" - though I truly believe every person has it. In the second place, that magic transforms and morphs as we grow and experience and travel through life. So how might you protect something you can't exactly pinpoint about yourself? I think the answer begins with learning to trust ourselves, to tune into our inner voice, our instinct. It can be really easy to fall out of this habit, in our world full of how-to articles and blogs, self help books, life coaches. It can be really easy to assume that we ourselves must not have the answer, but someone or something else. And of course there is a balance. It's important to reach out to others for guidance and perspective. But ultimately it comes down to learning to use our instinct to distill our actions and decisions to the things that serve our sense of purpose.
Photo from my instagram.