Thursday 17 January 2013

The balance

This year has started off with so much energy, so much excitement, so much buzz. And also, so much stress, so much pressure, so much intensity. Finding the balance is not easy. It should be simple, I know, but I can’t figure it out. Well, not yet at least.

In the year gone by I started learning magic. As in abracadabra. Sim Sala Bim. Hocus pocus. I am loving the magic, and the man who is teaching and guiding me is an inspiration. But, I am like a kid in a toy store. Wanting to learn more, do more, amaze more. It creates a strange kind of pressure all this excitement. My magician mentor then says to me "Ah, the balance between excitement and patience ... practice, practice, practice."

We all want to reach the summit, for every mountain we climb. One of the thrills of going on a new journey is to reach the pyramids, but the journey itself is where the real rewards are, and sometimes we need a reminder of this. Winning the race is cool, sure, but the race itself is where the real magic takes place.

Balance and practice. These words are closely linked, but it is often something we don’t consider.

Posted by Ronnie Apteker