His Magic


It’s a a funny thing to think about. Magic. The magic of life. Personal magic. The wonders that open up when you begin to bring faith, belief, and self worth into your life. Magic begins to happen. When you put your mind to something, and direct your thoughts towards making it happen, there’s no shortage of moments that knock you off of your feet. 

Not getting what you want is a powerful thing. 

There are these moments when you think you want something and it is taken away from you…and you are left with a few choices. Pursue, leave it on the table, or fold. In times past, I only believed in two options…but as time has rolled on, I have developed the ability to let things germinate. To plan the seed and see if it will grow. Whether this is with decisions or simply ideas that I let enter into my mind, I like to see what grows from it. 

It’s very easy to see things in a black and white way. In fact, I think that makes life a lot more understandable for people. It’s incredibly hard at times to even consider that there are a million different colorful reasons why things are happening to you. The black and white decision becomes almost an escape. Good or bad. Right or wrong. I am not saying there aren’t examples out there that could be classified in this type of way, but most of the time things fall in between the edges of the scale. When I came to accept this, things became much more interesting. While I experienced a spectrum of new events, I also opened myself up to those events in a way that never could have occurred before. 

I think that’s how life works. 

If you invest a penny, you are going to get something proportional back. 

But invest everything, heart, soul, and life into it…the rewards are endless.

I think i’ve known this for a long time but was incredibly scared to actually implement it. Not having certainty can be a major fear breeder. We like to make educated guesses on how things are going to go and if the results can be shown from others prior experiences then we usually how with that option. But something tells me there’s other powers at play here. Something tells me that there is a lot more than we can hear with our ears or see with our eyes. At least, from the experiences that I have gone through, this is the impression that I get. 

Going all in on something can be initially demoralizing…but watching those seeds germinate is one of the most satisfactory things there is out there. 

Believe in your magic. 

You may not always get what you want, and that might upset you initially, but the fact is you were on the field actually playing in the game. That is something to truly be proud of. Because while in real life sports being on the field is not enough, the game of life is far far grander than any arena we have ever seen. We put ourselves on display in front of billions of souls and make ripples with our words and actions. When you come to believe in that…that this world we live in is one big arena and can be impacted by one, mountains begin to move. 

One thing that amazes me about coming to the table almost every day and writing is that my perception often changes about things. While the width grows quickly, it is the depth that I appreciate the most. I hope to never stop learning how far down the rabbit hole you can really go. 

To the great arena I dance. 

– Evan Sanders

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  • rumadak
    August 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Another amazing post from you indeed! And what a coincidence, your mention of going beyond the “black-and-white” of things..I felt in a similar way and wrote a bit about it here..

  • mel
    August 4, 2014 at 3:14 am

    An incredibly timely post! You write, “You may not always get what you want, and that might upset you initially, but the fact is you were on the field actually playing in the game”, encouraging words.

    With an outlook such as like yours and the ability to grow and improvise on your thoughts, you are proving you are indeed the better man, there’s the magic.

    • thebettermanproject
      October 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Now I love that! Timely is key hah. I am absolutely certain that a developing outlook forged from the influences of people around me is helping me!

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  • curlyadventurer
    August 4, 2014 at 3:37 am

    That makes a lot of sense, life is magic. I appreciate the depth as well, what I am gaining in my own and what I am witnessing here on this blog. It is hard to dive in headfirst every time, but you are right, the sees will grow.

  • So Many Right Ways
    August 4, 2014 at 3:50 am

    It sounds like partly what you are talking about is faith. Faith that even if the outcome is not what you expected or even wanted, it is as it should be, and sometimes the outcomes are not perceptible for a long time (or in this life?). I love this eckhart tolle story about outcomes: This is illustrated in the story of a wise man who won an expensive car in a lottery. His family and friends were very happy for him and came to celebrate. “Isn’t it great!” they said. “You are so lucky.” The man smiled and said, “Maybe.” For a few weeks he enjoyed driving the car. Then one day a drunken driver crashed into his new car at an intersection and he ended up in the hospital, with multiple injuries. His family and friends came to see him and said, “That was really unfortunate.” Again the man smiled and said, “Maybe.” While he was still in the hospital, one night there was a landslide and his house fell into the sea. Again his friends came the next day and said, “Weren’t you lucky to have been here in hospital.” Again he said, “Maybe.” It’s great to be able to cultivate this attitude. The maybe attitude doesn’t make you not do things, but be more peaceful with possible outcomes. Thanks 😉