“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”
– Hans Christian Andersen
“Fairytales are more than true not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
– Neil Gaiman
“Life is a fairytale if we know how to write the story.”
– Debasish Mridha
Fairytales are real! Magic is real! Life is real! YOU are real! And it’s all beautiful and amazing, even when it’s not :-).
We go through life and have experiences that convince us, little by little, that fairytales are just fairytales; they’re not real. That magic is just magic; it’s not real. That life is hard and painful and therefore sucks. That we are not good enough and therefore suck.
We believe that story. We believe that fairytales and magic aren’t possible in our real world; that they’re just for the storybooks. We believe that we are not good enough to realize our dreams. But that’s just it – that belief itself is just another story that we choose to believe.
But what if we start to believe the other story again?! The story that fairytales are possible and magic is possible – in our real world! That we are, in fact, superheroes – each and every one of us – capable of achieving anything we want to!
It’s up to us to choose to believe that story instead. And when we do, we start to have experiences in our real world that make that story just as believable and just as real as any other! Like magic.
Stories are our guides to how we perceive the world, how we perceive others, how we perceive ourselves, and how we navigate and make our way in that world through the actions we take.
From day one in the world, we tell ourselves stories, and we’re told stories that dictate how we interact with the world around us. And those stories end up dictating our life.
But we forget our own agency and power of choice! We forget that we get to choose which stories we listen to, and which ones we believe.
We can either choose the ones that beat us down and along with us, beat down our dreams too. Or we can choose the ones that inspire and empower us to bring forth into existence our dreams, our best self, and our own real-life fairytales.
We must also remember that every good fairytale has conflicts, challenges, darkness, and has some pain and suffering too. So when we’re faced with those experiences, instead of saying, “See, fairytales can’t exist and can’t be real if there’s all this pain and suffering,” maybe instead we should say, “Yes, and fairytales are still true.”
Don’t stop believing!!!
And, if you’re in the darkness right now, please watch this on how to find light within the darkness!
As always, thanks for reading this and being part of Seyopa 🙂
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