The Magic Instant - Motivation from Paulo Coelho – The Miracles Store

This is from Paulo Coelho's online ezine, "Warrior of the Light."

We have to take risks. We can only truly understand the miracle of life when we let the unexpected manifest itself.

Every day – together with the sun – God gives us a moment in which it is possible to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day we try to pretend that we don't realize that moment, that it doesn't exist, that today is just the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow.

But if you pay attention, you can discover the magic instant. It may be hiding at the moment when we put the key in the door in the morning, in the silence right after dinner, in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. This moment exists – a moment when all the strength of the stars passes through us and lets us work miracles.

Happiness is at times a blessing – but usually it's a conquest. The magic instant helps us to change, drives us forward to seek our dreams. We shall suffer and go through quite a few difficult moments and face many a disappointment – but this is all transitory and inevitable, and eventually we shall feel proud of the marks left behind by the obstacles.

In the future we will be able to look back with pride and faith. Poor are those who are afraid of running risks. Because maybe they are never disappointed, never disillusioned, never suffer like those who have a dream to pursue. But when they look back – for we always look back – they will hear their heart saying: 

“What did you do with the miracles that God sowed for your days? What did you do with the talent that your Master entrusted to you? You buried it deep in a grave because you were afraid to lose it. So this is your inheritance: the certainty that you have wasted your life.”
Poor are those who hear these words. For then they will believe in miracles, but the magic instants of life will have already passed.

We must listen to the child that we once were, and who still lives within us. This child understands about magic instants. We can muffle his sobbing, but we can't hush his voice.

If we aren't reborn, if we don't see life again with the innocence and enthusiasm of childhood, then there is no more sense to living.

There are many ways to commit suicide. Those who try to kill their body offend God's law. Those who try to kill their soul also offend God's law, although their crime is less visible to the eyes of man.

Let us be heedful of what the child within us has to say. Let's not feel ashamed of it. Let's not allow it to feel afraid, because it's lonely and is scarcely ever heard.

Let's allow the child within us to take the reins of our existence a little. This child says that one day is different from another.

Let's make the child feel loved again. Let's please this child – even if it means acting in a way that we're not used to, even if it seems foolish in the eyes of others.

Remember that the wisdom of men is madness before God. If we listen to the child we bear in our soul, our eyes will shine once more. If we don't lose contact with this child, we won't lose contact with life.

Let's live all the magic instants!


bev on

Mahatma Ghandi: “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” MY biggest miracle was finding a beautiful, brand new house in a low-income senior community, after I had survived cancer, had no money left. The rent is a portion of our income, so everyone has a place to live. I’m still here and healthy 4 years later. VERY GRATEFUL to be alive.

Kelli on

Amazing I was just speaking with my Spirit Guides last night to release much unhappiness, anger & resentment deep within. My Guides have answered. Thank you, with deep Gratitude!

Elizabeth Burton on

My goal is to go one on one with art therapy, and I am so ready.;..I have wanted and planned all my life for this actually, can’t even put a title or words don’t work for it, it is a frequency. lol. I love to write and I really have experience a total turnaround, steriods,as anything else must be used with caution and I am, but I also feel liking juicing and trying to put this broken body in shape to carry me through.

I learned to get a mantra for forgiveness, it works…

I look forward to this special miracle happening within me, thanks.

Elizabeth Burton on

This has topped off the best day of my life, I have come back to life Evervesance…I had an alergic reaction and ended up in the ER. They gave me massive doses of presnadone, and it has cured my very hurting pack from osteoperosus. I had cataracts last summer, but it cant help my poor tryping. But in these instances I know I am back on track, thank you!!!

I bought and used Marianne back in 1990??? Just remember it did play a part in my metamorphore, and now for the fourth time I am starting again, this time the Universe found my frequency because it may have taken me my entire life, but it would take my entire life anyway….Namaste

Shazia shaikh on

Beautifully written….??The author I praise alot?

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