The magic feeling

The first week after I came back from Tony Robbins’s week-long seminar Date with Destiny, I was in deep sense of joy. As I walked on the beautiful sidewalk on quiet streets, I saw magic in every tree and every flower greeting me.  What I felt was exactly as Henry D. Thoreau described, “life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal”. It is the feeling that you have arrived. Life is here and now, and there is no more destination to go to. Every day is magic.

The success we chase, be it fame, money, or love, is an attempt to reach that blissful land of contentment.Yet it can be illusive to us: As we reach our goal, we find another goal still ahead. Thus life becomes constant striving. The real reason is that we have not made peace with ourselves. We need to prove to ourselves and others that we are worthy or lovable.

When you have finally made peace with yourself, knowing that you are already worthy and lovable, you stop chasing that illusive state called “success”. You are no longer defined by what you do, what you get, or what you look like.  You are precious simply as a being. You are already successful simply for being here today. You are a miracle of God.

With such deep love and assurance, you can finally enjoy what is surrounding you: the sunset, the morning air, the jogger, and the mother with her baby. In your joyful moment, you are deeply connected with everything on the earth. You feel so content and happy that you have no fear of death any more. That’s highest form of existence: Void of fear of death. You have no regret, no wish list and you are experiencing the full magic life offers. What more can one ask?

Here is the full quote from Henry D. Thoreau:

“If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success.

All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man.The true harvest of your my life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.”

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